I'm not sure many other royal families have gained as much notoriety over the past thirty four years as the British one has, ever since Diana Spencer said 'yes' to Prince Charles. A turbulent time awaited the House of Windsor back then, and while I'm not sure how talked about they were in the US during the 80's and 90's, I can assure you that they were the center of many lively debates on the other side of the 'pond.'
But while most of the talk before was based on scandal, it seems to have taken a turn for the better, which is unquestionably due to Prince William and Princess Kate, who seem to have single handedly saved the British Monarchy with their elegance, their 'normalcy', their obvious love for each other and the joy with which they're bringing their children into the world and offering them the chance to be 'just like everyone else', without the pretense that comes with their station. I think children need this - the ability to hug their parents in public without being told that they should stand up straight instead. So good for Prince William and Princess Kate! They've fought their share of battles already against the strictures and traditions that other members of the royal family (you know who) wish to impose upon them. I hope they'll continue to do so in the years to come, for the sake of each other, their children and their country, whom they represent so wonderfully well.
|With Prince George, born July 22nd, 2013|
|Born, May 2nd, 2015, the new princess' name will remain unknown until the Christening|