Why do they call it the Send-Off Royale?
Blog Guy, I need some help planning my funeral, although I’m not gone yet. I want one of those traditional New Orleans send-offs, complete with the “second line parade.”
You know, with the street dancing and parasols and waving hats and hankies and everything, but I need to know how much they cost.
Oh, there’s a whole price range, starting with a couple of guys waving broken umbrellas, all the way up to the “Prince of Wales Razzle-Dazzle Send-Off Royale.”
Oooooh, I want THAT one! What does it include?
As you can see in the photo, you get Prince Charles himself, and a pretty darned nice umbrella, too.
Yes! That’s it! So how much will that set me back?
First, I need to know a couple of details. Will you also be wanting his wife, Camilla, and her famous tuba?
Pass. What else?
Will you be providing motel accommodations and breakfast for his highness?
Combo left: U.S. composer/musician Wynton Marsalis (L) leads a second line parade before the world premiere of the jazz performance “Congo Square” in New Orleans, in a 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Lee Celano
Combo center: Wanda Rouzan (C) leads a traditional second-line funeral parade for Blues musician Earl King prior in New Orleans, in a 2003 file photo. REUTERS
Combo right: Britain’s Prince Charles dances with villagers at Tolasar village near Jodhpur in India’s state of Rajasthan, October 5, 2010. REUTERS/Sunil Verma