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My Big Fat Swedish (Royal) Wedding

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My Big Fat Swedish (Royal) Wedding

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito showed the flag Sunday in Stockholm at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria (known to her police officer friends as Crown Vic?), where he rubbed elbows with hundreds of extremely minor European royals who were wearing thousands of self-awarded decorations.

The Crown Prince, representing the Emperor and Empress, and Japan, brought along some gee-whiz Japanese technology, a point-and-shoot camera with which he presumably took photos he is at this moment boring other members of the imperial family with back in Tokyo.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“I don’t understand why politicians refuse to do something about the monarchy. I think the way a country is run should reflect its values.”

— Swedish anti-royalist Vilma Seth

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