Are you experiencing Royal Wedding fever? Since my book covers British culture, radio hosts have invited me to discuss this historic occasion. As it approaches and events unfold, I’d love to hear your insights.
To me, this wedding is a living fairytale and Kate Middleton is a Cinderella. She didn’t have a mean stepmother, but she had to endure many hard times before her “Happily Ever After.” If you look at her today, you see an attractive, poised young lady with a sterling education, an interesting career, a stylish wardrobe, and perhaps the world’s most enviable fiancé. On Friday, she will become Princess Catherine, wife of the handsome Prince William, the likely future King of England. What you don’t see is a girl who descended from coalminers, who had to switch schools when she was young because girls were so mean to her, who boys at her new school ranked as only a #2 on a scale of one to ten in looks and personality, and who was the first in her family to attend college. Kate is living proof that no one should be underestimated. Many of my friends who now have the most successful jobs and relationships were those who struggled most on the way up.
What I also admire about this royal love story is the report that William wasn’t initially drawn to Kate’s beauty. They first became supportive friends and confidants. This is a firm foundation for any successful relationship.
What do you think of this couple and the commitment they are about to make? How do you think it will affect their country? When I discuss this on the air, I would like to know your opinion.