It seems to be fashionable lately to diss the members of the royal family, but I rather like them. If they didn't exist, we would invent them. The newest generation of royals all seem to be pretty good kids, university educated, well-accomplished and fairly normal. Diana's two boys have grown up to be well-adjusted young men, both lieutenants in the British military, and now there are rumors that William is engaged to be engaged. Wasn't it just last week that Charles and Diana were announcing their engagement? Is anyone *gasp* old enough to remember their lavish wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral? We all thought Diana had caught the brass ring and would one day be Queen. Who could ever have guessed at the twists and turns her life would take, and how it would ultimately end so quickly? Truth is stranger than fiction, and you just can't make this stuff up. That's what I love about the royals.
So, amidst all the stories of infidelities and break-ups -- Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy are the latest couple to bite the dust -- it's kind of fun to speculate on William and Kate's engagement. Will they or won't they? And when? You can bet the "where" will definitely not be St. Paul's Cathedral. And I have a feeling Kate's dress will not be the frothy,
ostentatious, over-the-top confection that Diana wore. I think Kate's dress will be simple, elegant and down-to-earth, like she is.
I like William and Kate, I think they're a lovely young couple, and I wish them well. And I hope to God there are no tattooed pole-dancing strippers in William's future.