A royal wedding
Lately there hasn’t been much good news to brighten our spirits with the exception of one item, the wedding of Britain’s Prince William to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, on April 29, 2011. It will be held at Westminster Abbey in London.
Americans have always paid close attention to the British Royals. It probably stems from the fact that at one time we were British subjects. After we gained our Independence from England our founding fathers wanted to make George Washington our king. He rejected the offer, and we opted for a constitutional republic.
Maybe our fascination with kings and queens stems from reading fairy tales when we were children. The stories always had a happy ending with a handsome prince marrying a beautiful girl was witnessed in the story of Cinderella.
In modern times England’s Princess Elizabeth married her lover, Prince Philip Mountbatten. They have been living happily ever after. Their son, Prince Charles, the duke of Edinburgh married the beautiful young Diana Spencer. Their marriage ended in divorce.
Among the guests who are not invited is Sarah Ferguson. Her two daughters are on the guest list.
While I don’t expect to find an invitation in my mailbox – to be on the safe side I am shopping for a fancy new outfit. I’ll wear it while I watch the wedding on television. I’ll invite Sarah Ferguson to by my guest.