Sunday, July 29, 2007

The Next Royal Wedding...

...won't be royal at all!

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThat's because when the Princess Royal married Mark Phillips in 1973 she refused any title for her husband beyond the one he'd already earned - namely Captain. It's my understanding that one was offered but that Anne refused it, because she wanted her children to grow up normal.

Now, normal is a relative term here, but by all accounts Peter and Zara did grow up as normally as one can living at Gatcombe Park, spending Christmas at Sandringham and summers at Balmoral. Certainly their names have remained untainted by scandal; in fact, I've never posted about either of them here before.

Not that I wouldn't have, mind you, given the evident pulchritude of Mr. Phillips and the accomplishments of his sister, who is an acclaimed equestrian.

Peter Phillips, eldest child and only son of the Princess Royal, will be marrying his girlfriend Autumn Kelly, and good news for us here in the colonies, the lucky girl is Canadian. I've been anticipating this announcement for some time, and would like to thank Mr. Gagne for being Seumas-on-the-spot and sending me the link the instant it hit the Internet.

Fear not! I will be posting updates as this event unfolds.

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TankMontreal said...

Not only that, she's from La Belle Province. We're all just going ga-ga over here.