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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Royal Wedding II

Well, it is finally going to happen. Prince Charles will finally marry Camilla Parker-Bowles.

The Prince of Wales is to marry Camilla Parker Bowles, it was announced by Clarence House today.

The Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles will marry on Friday April 8, at Windsor Castle.

Mrs Parker Bowles will use the title HRH the Duchess of Cornwall after marriage.

When Charles becomes King, Camilla will not be known as Queen Camilla but as the Princess Consort.

The move will end years of speculation about a relationship which has spanned decades.

Let’s be honest – it is about time. Diana has been dead for years, and Parker-Bowles is long divorced with no possibility of reconciliation. Better the two simply make official that which has been openly acknowledged for years.

My one criticism is the decision is not that Camilla is divorced and her husband is still alive. Rather, I am amused by the hypocrisy that anyone in Anglican circles would be troubled by the situation, given that the Church of England traces its roots to Henry VIII's need to give himself a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.


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