Great state occasions like the Royal Wedding are few and far between which is why Charlie made the most of the wedding on Friday at a street party in Deal with the family.
There is no doubt that Prince William has his mother's touch and will one day make an excellent and popular king while Kate has already done so much to win the nation's hearts. Friday was a great opportunity to cheer the nation and remind us of our sense of history and tradition as we look to the future.
While there are some who are less keen on the monarchy, I think it has served us well. And that it will continue to serve us well when William and Kate become our King and Queen in due course.
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