We can all breathe a sigh of relief — though I feared the sf community would go unrepresented at the royal wedding, when the invitation list came out I learned that actor Rowan Atkinson, Edmund Blackadder himself, will be there. He’s said to be a close friend of the Prince of Wales.
And while Somtow never answered my question whether any Thai royalty would be going, it turns out that Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand is attending.
So I’ve been working out my degrees of separation from this event. If Somtow knows the Princess, I’m only two away. If not, I’m probably three away — I know an Episcopal priest who has met the USA’s Presiding Bishop, who in turn (I hope) has met the Archbishop of Canterbury.