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April 29, 2011
You won't hear it for this current couple, (no product of speed dating), taking their vows today.
(It probably wouldn't have fit her, since a less than subservient Margaret had to rule the Kingdom, due to Henry's frequent bouts of insanity.)
But I digress.
When a radiant Kate Middleton takes her vows today, she will follow in the footsteps of Princess Diana and omit the word from her wedding vows, which was seen at the time as a feisty departure from royal protocol and tradition.
(You didn't think we could possibly ignore the Royal Wedding did you?)
But there is a deeper issue here, if that's possible.
Middleton, instead, will opt to "love, comfort, honor and keep" William during the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
And presumably afterwards.
The omission of obedience, in some circles, is bringing up the old notion that if a prince can't rule his wife, how can he rule the country?
The Archbishop of Canterbury, realizing both notions were impossible anyway, praised the decision.
"They have a very simple, very direct picture of what really matters about this event. I think they are deeply unpretentious people."
Not applicable here, but in the time of the Roman Empire, the lower classes had free weddings; the father would deliver the bride to the groom to be married, and that was that.
With wealthy Romans, vows were more hows as in how to divvy up the property rights.
The beginning of traditional wedding vows goes back to the Middle Ages and the "Book of Common Prayer."
According to the Book, upon agreement to marry, the Church of England could offer couples a choice.
Either promise each other to "love and cherish" or alternatively, the groom promises to "love, cherish and worship" while the bride to "love, cherish and obey."
Somehow the groom escaped obeying, since it was the woman's duty.
Although the original meaning of "obey" had more to do with submission to the Church, rather than submission to her husband.
I respect the couples' decision in their "unpretentious" wedding today.
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What do you think of the pomp and ceremony?