With all the pomp and glamour of a royal wedding in the house of Mountbatten-Windsor, the nation of Britain celebrated the wedding of their rising heir to the throne, Prince William, to his beautiful bride, Catherine. Watching the wedding of this young couple who are taking so much responsibility on their shoulders, I was struck by how weddings the world over are always about the same thing; the hopes and dreams of the couple for their coming life together and the love that created those dreams in the first place.
Whether the wedding takes place in the magnificent Westminster Abbey in London, a glamorous hotel ballroom, a tiny chapel, a nature park, or the back yard of a home, the emotions remain the same for every couple. That is why weddings are so wonderful; they celebrate a love and a positive belief in the promise of the future.
I join with people the world over in wishing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a wonderful life together in their private lives as Will and Kate and in their very public roles as the future King and Queen of England.