Things we plan and hope never happen, isn't it? What happens is something totally different and far removed from the dreams we harbour in our hearts. The Royals aren't immune to that. So says the history books.
That said, it's thirty years later. Prince Charles' son is marrying a commoner. Again people are raising a toast for the future king. One should also remember that he is the third in queue for kingship. His father is next and then only him. So why this big ruckus? Again a common event is being milked for its commercial value: sponsorships, advertising, tourist income, the works. Who knows what will happen to the wedding. Will English promiscuity over-ride Church of England's Anglican vows of "To serve... in health and sickness...? Heaven knows.
There once was a princess. She died a mysterious death under the glare of publicity and cameras. What will happen of this princess? Royalty is such an uncertain business these days. However, we love the Royals, the richest people in the world, holder of estates and palaces, focal point of the dreams of a lot of commoners. But incorrigible and intransigent nevertheless. Kate Middleton is lucky. She should thank her stars to remain so.