Nobody really understands the monarchy. I'm still tying to figure out how Charles is managing to stay first in line for the throne when he is divorced, and has married a divorced woman. The Queen's father only got to be king because his brother abdicated to marry Wallace Simpson, a divorced woman, as he was not allowed to marry her and be king. Ironic since the Anglican church exists pretty much only since Henry wanted a divorce.
All I know is that Canada is not thrilled with the idea of Charles on our coins. How will the ears fit? Aside from that, he is not popular here. We all remember that 'I want to be your [hygiene product]' thing from a few years back and cringe at the thought of him as king. If it weren't for a serious contender second in line, we would probably be batting around the idea of complete independence. It's been a discussion in the news over the last few years but not yet a hot topic as the Queen is still quite popular.
The Obamas could have gone to the wedding since Harper declined to attend... they could have been on the most prestigious B list ever.