NOTE: The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was 5 a.m. Friday, and more than 8,000 journalists from all over the world were on hand to to chronicle the royals' special day. The Courier-News staff was not among them. But that won't stop us from blogging about it!
I watched the early morning nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton - the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - for slightly selfish reasons. Maybe someday that would be me.
OK, not really, but I like to joke that I am 1,573,274th in line to the throne. You see, on my paternal grandmother's side of the family, I can trace my ancestry to Britain's King Edward I, who ruled from 1272 to 1307.
My odds of ascending the throne are about as likely as winning the Powerball - twice, but it's still fun to feel that connection and imagine myself in Kate's very expensive shoes.
And I don't want to brag, but People.com even compared William to King Eddie in its Royal Look-Alikes in History gallery.
So I was up after only an hour-and-a-half of sleep this morning to watch cousin Wills marry his longtime love, Catherine.
Truth be told, after the jump.