Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married in September, 1981. At that time, Bloom County was less than a year old. The comic strip began addressing the royal couple three months after the wedding, poking fun (not always goodnaturedly) at the concept of royals in that day and the general public spectacle. When Prince William was born in June, 1982, Bloom County included the baby as an occasional character.
Sadly, Berkely Breathed did not resurrect Bloom County to cover today’s wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. In honor of the royal nuptials, I include below a few classic Bloom County comic strips from Bloom County: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1: 1980-1982. Click on the images to enlarge them.