So here we are, with just hours to go before the Royal Wedding, our alarm clocks already carefully set to wake us in the pre-dawn hours so we can tune in to all the mind-numbing media blah blah…and the mesmerizing goofy-pompous pageantry!
One bit of Royal Wedding trivia I find somewhat memorable is that Prince Wills has chosen not to wear a wedding ring.
According to “The Daily Mail” web site, Kate understands and accepts this decision.
Of course, when you are marrying the probable future King of England, a commoner probably has few pre-nuptial bargaining chips. It’s not like she hasn’t signed a rock solid pre-nuptial agreement that guarantees her banishment perhaps to the Orkney Islands should she not turn out to be the “perfect queen-wife”.
Also, one of the main benefits of marrying a Royal is the huge amount of serious bling that comes with the job. I mean, this is really serious, serious jewelry…..tiaras, crowns, even maces! It’s not like a girl is going to say to her fiancé: “If you don’t wear a ring…..I won’t either!” She’d have to be a total idiot to give that up….right?
When she made the one ring deal I am not sure she knew that her ring was going to be, according to the Daily Mail article, cast from a lump of Welsh gold that was owned by the groom’s family. This lump of Welsh gold business sounds sort of romantic but also sort of pedestrian.
First of all, she could have used the moment she was told about the lump of Welsh gold to say something like:
“Oooh! Honey! That’s so romantic! Lets have two rings made out of that one lump of Welsh gold!”
“Who me? No Babe, I’m not married!”