As I put it to a friend last night (paraphrased):

The Pope has died and one of the biggest stories in American news media is about the Prince of Wales postponing his wedding.

Really, the headlines might was well read, “Pope Dies; Prince Won’t Get Any Until Saturday” for all the reverence it carries.

Really, it’s cool that the Prince of Wales moved things around in his life to make it to the funeral. But where’s the news in that? And why is it lasting more than an hour?