The day of the Royal Wedding has finally arrived, and we can't really let it pass without a fleeting mention.
Several weeks ago, She Who Must Be Obeyed issued her own Royal Decree; that the big television was hers this evening. In a moment of weakness we agreed. We hadn't consulted the Super Rugby schedule; not could we have foreseen the the Breakers' historic series final would clash with Will and Kate's Big Day Out.
Fortunately, we are a more-than-one-TV household so all is not lost. Once we've seen the important things this evening, we might join SWMBO in the lounge to watch some of the pomp and ceremony which the British do so well. It's not our intention though to breathlessly follow the TV coverage, and no wedding party has been arranged here - as far as I have been made aware!
In the meantime we wish the happy couple well, and hope that the threatened bad weather stays away. Unlike Charles and Diana, at least William and Kate have had a few years to get to know one another, and despite the highly unusual circumstances in which they live, there is every chance that theirs will be a life-long union. Wedding days are special, and we hope that the Royal couple's day is memorable for all the right reasons.