Congrats Wills and Kate!
My mother would have enjoyed this day. She was very fond of the Royal family, in part because her mother and father were English but also because she admired how they served the British peoe in the Second World War. They were an inspiration then and a symbol of national unity during the darkest of days.
She could forgive individual member's shortcomings, and their were many, made trivial in the light of the stature of King George, the Queen Mum, and Queen Elizabeth II who exemplified "doing one's duty" for the country and the Commonwealth.
Prince William is one of the shining lights in the Royal family. He has his mother's good looks and charm. He has been raised to become king some day. In the meantime, he has begun a military career, gotten involved in charities, taken on some modest official duties, when asked, and been an enthusiastic sportsman. All qualities expected of a Royal.
I was touched to learn that he gave his future bride his mother's engagement ring. It is lovely and was unusual at the time but became popular. The last time I thought I might get married it was a Princess Di ring I chose.
It is nice that they will live in Northern Wales. He is posted there with the Royal Air Force.
As a bit of a royalist myself I often think it would be nice if a member of the Royal family came to live in Canada for a while. Prince Andrew would be a nice choice as he went to school in Canada as an exchange student at Lakefield College School. Now to convince a Prime Minister to consider asking him to be our Governor General at some point in the future. I am told it would never happen for political reason but one can dream. Hopefully, when they are married the happy couple will visit Canada.
Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton
"Got me a good one !"
A handsome and happy young couple.
May they carry the weight of the life they face together, admirably, lightly as well as dutifully.