Wednesday, Dec. 07, 2011

Will and Kate Remind Us Why We Love Weddings

Across the pond, a young couple got married in an even more lavish and public spectacle than the Kardashian knees-up, and everybody loved it. The future heir to the British throne, which is one of the few monarchies that has any juice left, married his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. It was a traditional wedding with horses and footmen, leagues of bridal train and foreign dignitaries in funny hats. But in many ways it was a very modern union. Middleton is the first British Queen-to-be who is university-educated, and the couple lived together before marrying. Neither of those things is a surefire prophylactic against divorce, but they don't seem to hurt either.