Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Commoner Monarchy

With barely three months to go until the wedding of the century, Prince William and Kate Middleton seem to be breaking royal traditions and opting for the not-so-traditionally-royal ways of doing things. Although these changes may be raising eyebrows in the British aristocracy, many believe that these changes are signs of times. British royal followers have mixed reactions, but many believe that most people will embrace the changes like a breath of fresh air.

A Commoner for a Future Queen
First off, the choice of a completely commoner bride as a future queen of England has never happened before. She's certainly the first and, rest assured, she'll not be the last either. According to The Telegraph, Middleton will "permanently change the Royal family when she becomes Britain's first middle class queen-in-waiting." She may not be poor and pitiful, but she's still a commoner nonetheless -- a wealthy commoner, but not an aristocrat. Middleton comes from a working-class family background, which is not what you would expect as a first choice for a future queen of England. In fact, the New York Post reports she is the first "non-blueblood" to marry a British monarch since the 1600s.

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