Sunday 17 December 2017

Mary Kenny: If Harry marries Cressie what an interesting union it may prove to be – though it could also be a precarious one

Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon
Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon

Royal weddings – there are few subjects which divide the Roundheads (austere puritans and parliamentary republicans) from the Cavaliers (bling romantics and sentimental fans of pretty ritual).

The Roundheads may deplore them as frivolous and irrelevant – they would sooner follow a speech by Herman Van Rompuy on the social dimensions of the administrative sector of the European Council than speculate on whether Chanel or Stella McCartney will dress the next royal bride.

The Cavaliers, meanwhile, have regaled themselves with three satisfying royal wedding ceremonies this year: Princess Madeleine of Sweden, who married her American beau, Chris O'Neill, and is now expecting a baby – that was a great thrash. The bride wore an off-the-shoulder Valentino gown with appliqued Chantilly lace.

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