Doesn't the whole I wanna marry a prince charming thing belong in fairy tales? Where either an oppressed young woman like Cinderella, or those who are under the clutches of an evil witch/spell need to be rescued by the kiss of true love.
Real life princes though don't come from the same mould. How many dashing, handsome, real life princes do you know? The last time I checked, most of them had balding pates, hardly qualify as handsome, and seem to take an awful long time to propose to their supposed true loves, or those who were patient enough to wait it out.
Plus marrying a real life prince ain't all glitz and glamour. It's more like exchanging a life of freedom for one in a fishbowl. And in this age of social media, keeping anything private can be tough. Especially your past. Unless you lived like Rapunzel until your prince came along, or slept for a 100 years like Sleeping Beauty.
Plus you will still be expected to provide the requisite male heir. A male heir who will serve as a figurehead, not an Alexander who will go off to conquer new lands. Your every move will be monitored, you gotta love fashion and follow in Princess Di's footsteps - especially if you marry into a European royal house.
So despite all of the above, why are royal weddings so......hyped up? After the mess that was Charles and Diana, the Brits really got all excited over Wills and Kate did they not? Was it just a love of pageantry or do they still believe in fairy tales?
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The way I see it, Wills and Kate seem as ordinary as can be, it just happens that he is heir to the British crown, that's all. Plus Kate is no Diana. Not in the looks department or in the fashion sense. But unlike Charles and Di, Wills and Kate give the appearance of being better matched as a couple. Plus those who expect Kate to turn into some British Jackie Onassis are in my opinion deluded.
And the latest royal wedding concluded earlier this month was that of Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock. Yup he FINALLY got hitched. When I heard that, I was like you mean he wants to have kids the legal way? No kidding.......!!
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Which explains all the rumours about the former Olympic swimmer wanting to flee Monaco days before her wedding, and that the couple spent most of their honeymoon in South Africa sleeping apart in different hotels. According to The Telegraph, palace officials have confirmed that Prince Albert faces a paternity test.
For now the couple have put on a brave face, suing a French publication for spreading false rumours of a discord before their wedding. So it remains to be seen how this union goes considering its already rocky start.
Even if Albert is proven not to have fathered a third illegitimate child, In my opinion that stunning blonde could have found a better man than aging, decaying, paunchy Albert.
The other side of the coin.......
Marrying into royalty means marrying into money. Lavish holidays, designer clothes, hobnobbing with the rich and famous. So never mind that "Prince Charming" is not so charming, and what is bearing an heir or two compared to a life of secured opulence.
Some say that is why Charlene agreed to marry Albert. She would give him a legal heir, and in exchange lead the good life. For now that is mere speculation, but that kind of thing sounds like making a deal with the devil or selling your soul to him!
That being said, the lives of royalty these days is far different from that of a bygone era. Nowadays when even those at the top have to show that they are being stringent, what is so fun about being royal? Even wearing too many jewels could invite criticism.
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