Real Life: Better than the soaps, at least in the UK
Congrats to Prince Howdy Doody and the Rottweiler, who announced this morning that they are engaged and will marry on April 8. I guess they decided it was time to legitimize their relationship after 30+ years of sneaking around and 5 children and 2 Ex's. I find these two items highly interesting, though:
-Camilla will NOT be known as the Princess of Wales, as Diana was. She will take Charles' second title, and be known as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.MAJOR concessions to the Queen, who must be smacking herself today. Tony Blair was about having kittens trying to look happy making the announcement.
-Also, if/when Chuckie takes the throne, she won't be known as Queen Camilla, but will take a title similar to that of her future father-in-law: Princess Consort.
Americans say, who cares, they're both divorced, they love each other, etc. But this is serious business in Britain, where the Monarch is also the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and entitled "Defender of the Faith". The Church of England does not condone divorce, and a divorced person leading the church (remarried or not) is a real hot button issue. I find it telling that they must have a civil wedding, rather than a religious one. This despite the fact the the CoE was founded to get around a little problem with divorce....
Princess Margaret must be rolling in her grave.