Saturday, 20 November 2010
The World has received with applause, the cheering news that Prince Williams and Kate Middleton will get married by next summer.
Congratulations to the happy couple !
The couple's eight years wait has been worth it .
Now Katie ( Princess Catherine ) has got her Prince and she is all-smiles ; like the cat that got the cream! Kudos to you , girl.
There have been “royal weddings” before this one ; but this is the real McCoy.
There are princes , all over the world ; but HRH Prince William Wales of the Royal House of Windsor is THE PRINCE of them all !
The UK and the world know it ; there has been a buzz of exciting news updates in the media , about the couple, daily; and millions, world -wide await the event with excitement!
All hands will be on deck to give the lovely couple a befitting wedding.
It will be hugely costly event in an austere climate; but will be worth the costs.
The social and economic benefits that will accrue from this event will be enormous !
Thousands of entrepreneurs; especially in London will profit immensely, as millions of tourists are expected to flock into the UK.
The British Security agencies have stated that they are expecting a lot of "mentally deranged persons" to show up at this glorious occasion and so, the Security budget alone will be about £80 million!
Recently, Kate visited West Minister Abbey to “assess” its potentials as THE venue.
The Abbey is a befitting venue but the fortunate couple have loads of other beautiful venues dotted within Central London, to chose from ; such as the iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Many people are hoping the royal couple would chose this venue .
I love the elaborate beauty , the ornate interior décor and the remarkable history of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
It is the church venue for almost all the official events in the UK and it is fit for a royal wedding of this magnitude .
St. Paul's was the venue for the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana ,30 years ago.
I believe that “Waity Katie” knew that William was worth waiting for .
How many men deserve the trust and the honour of a woman’s long wait ?
Prince Williams is, indeed , a well-bred and humble royal gentleman .
It is commendable that despite his position as the world’s most eligible bachelor and in spite of the numerous “temptations” thrust at the handsome Prince and Heir , he has proved himself worth waiting for .
He is handsome , young , stupendously wealthy and mega- influential; yet he has comported himself well and has managed his love- life excellently.
Kate is a good catch for the Prince as they stand almost shoulder-to shoulder in many aspects .
She is the daughter of a millionaire –entrepreneur, educated , decent , very attractive and popular lady who was never short of admirers.
For many people ; even the die–hard anti- monarchists , a lot of positive boxes could be ticked for this royal couple and many are impressed by this engagement.
Especially , as there has not been a single whiff of scandal about both of them.
William and Kate's relationship has lasted for over EIGHT years which is a record, in any society!
Many marriages ; have not lasted half that time!
They were course- mates in St.Andrew's University and have remained close since then.
It is glaring that the couple are in love with each other.
This is not an arranged union and each of them has had the ample opportunity to "weigh" each other up and to be convinced that THIS was what they wanted.
Apart from love , many believe that if their relationship has lasted this long , then there is something in it for both of them !
One of the pluses of a long court ship is that longevity enables a lot of secrets and “true colours“ to be revealed ; which would have remain concealed in a short courtship.
I am happy for William that he has chosen Kate; an intelligent woman who, so far , has ordered footsteps, her words and actions wisely ; as expected of a future princess.
She has not done Prince William and the Royal Family the evil of using his name and position to promote herself and her family or doing a tell "kiss and tell" interview!
This happy event will be good for the soul of this nation .
This royal wedding could make more people to get a higher appreciation of Marriage as a "fashionable and necessary" institution.
Possibly, what all the preaching in numerous Singles Seminars would have achieved in one year ; could be achieved by this one royal wedding!
Prince William and Kate Middleton have decided to set a good example by doing the right thing ,taking their relationship to the next level and about to give the world the royal wedding of the century!
A long courtship is not an option for born-again Christians who are subject to the laws of God concerning fornication , a.k.a. pre-marital sex. 1 Corinthians 6:17-20.
It is a good thing that this couple is setting a trend for singles in a culture that is rife with the wide spread disregard and phobia for marriage.
For many single and eligible persons the questions are : "what is the big deal about marriage ?"
"Why buy the cow when the milk is free?"
Marriage for many single persons , both males and females , is not an attractive option nowadays ; because they are not convinced that marriage or a lack of it , can add to or subtract from the quality of their present lives.
For many separated and divorced persons ; remarriage is a “No-No!”and for them it is " once bitten , twice shy; life is too short and one bitter experience is enough for one life time!"
Millions today , have a phobia for commitment because they are not impressed by what has happened in their own previous marriages and what they know and see happening in the marriages of their parents , families , friends and neighbours.
If you, a married person mount the moral high horse and think or say the single lifestyle is “sinful and shameful” ; the response you could get from singles would be equally scathing about married people!
"First cast out the beam out of thine own eye.....!"
Matthew 7:5 .
The length of a courtship , the social class of a couple ,the grandiose wedding venues and all elaborate wedding displays cannot guarantee the success of any marriage.
God's presence , His grace and favour upon the union and the couple's will to succeed in their marriage will ensure success and longevity.
I believe this a sound relationship and let us pray for grace for the royal couple
May they live happily ever after. Amen.
What would keep millions of Londoners indoors , glued to their TV sets on a Saturday night ?
Usually , Londoners are spoilt for choice of entertainment and fun , every day of the week ; especially on Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoons.
The sight of Ann Widdecombe former MP, dishing out some nifty Tango and Samba steps on the dance floor has been the crowd-puller to make millions of people to choose TV instead of heading for the excellent entertainment spots on offer all over the City on Saturday nights !
But it could have gone the other way round and Ann could have been booed off the show!
The organisers of this year’s “ Celebrity Come Strictly Dancing” took a gamble and they got it right ; spot on !
Usually , am not keen on watching competitions like “Strictly Come Dancing ”; which results are decided by public phone votes .
Firstly , I have better things to do on Saturday evenings and secondly , except on a couple of times in the past, I have not been impressed by the final results of such competitions.
I have noticed that a lot of fantastic talents in such competitions never make it to the finals of such shows and that the final winners have not always the best or the most popular in the show.
But three Saturdays ago , it was an unusual sight seeing Ann Widdecombe (Conservative Party former MP for Maidstone and the Weald 1997-2010 and member of the Conservative Christian Fellowship);
doing unusual displays on the dance floor!
Ann , the no – nonsense, fiery Lady of British politics made her entrance unto the dance stage by gliding on ropes with arms and legs spread out ; flying down from the stage ceiling to the dance floor to do a hot dance with her dance partner Anton Du Beke!
This spectacle earned her and her partner the standing ovation of millions of viewers , world-wide; as far a field as the USA and even Moscow !
The following Monday , the efforts of the distinguished MP on the dance competition soon became the talk of the town in Parliament , in offices and schools ; which made people like me who didn’t watch the original episode to watch the recorded version on BBC iPlayer , a few days later .
I laughed like never before !
What Ann lacks in dancing skills , I think she makes up for by her determination to add bring in a lot of “ va-va vroom” into the competition!
Her dancing has been of high entertainment value ; indeed! !
It has been pure fun watching Ann since and it is heart-warming that Ann has a huge public support and following which has kept in the competition ; up till last Saturday night.
That in spite of the very low marks awarded her and Anton by the judges .
Craig Revel-Horwoood , the “always-moaning judge”; do you mind ? Please show some respect and tone down your harsh criticisms of Ann’s dancing !
So far , in this year’s competition , she is the hottest favourite and many do appreciate her efforts to master the various dance steps , each week!
But can Ann win the competition ? I do not think so .
This Saturday , she has survived to dance another day in the show.
Like I said , before , these competitions provide entertainment but they are also serious business ventures , with huge profit as their ultimate purpose .
Well !What next ? What can I say ?
Until Ann leaves the show , let’s enjoy it while it lasts !
Go for it Ann! We love your spirit!
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