Completely off topic here, but Prince Charles is to marry Camilla Parker Bowles in April according to BBC News.
Nothing to link to yet, but will update.
Confrimed now that Camilla won’t be queen, but will be titled HRH Duchess of Cornwall. That should keep the Diana loyalists happy.
Also, April 8, not April 6 has been set for the wedding.
Update II Blogs now taking a view:
Technorati is getting flooded with posts on the news.
“In countries besides UK nobody give a sh… but UK has Queen and royalty so it is big news.
The first person to the throne (he will be king if Queen dies) – Prince Charles, previously married to Princess Diana, will marry Camila – his long-time lover. In other words: Prince Charles caused big (mental) pain to Prince Diana because over all the years, he was betraying Diana with Camila, and now when Diana is dead (in her video memoirs Diana predicted that she will died killed by henchmen of Prince Charles, but later nobody could prove that Charles was guilty), he will marry Camila!”
To be honest I’m not really bothered any more as the Royal Family doesn’t really have an impact on anything other than tourism these days.”
Update: Media is picking this up and reacting.
BBC News confirms this online.
“Prince Charles is set to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, Clarence House has announced.
No date has been released at this stage, but reports have suggested 6 April is one possible date.
The Prince of Wales, who is the heir to the throne, was previously married to Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
The couple, who had two sons – princes William and Harry – were divorced when Diana died.”
“Last year, a poll indicated more Britons supported Prince Charles marrying Parker Bowles than opposed it.
Some 32 per cent of respondents to the Populus poll said they would support Charles if he remarried, while 29 per cent were opposed.
Another 38 per cent said they didn’t care and the rest had no opinion.
The move will end years of speculation on their relationship which has spanned decades.”
“Alastair Bruce, a royal commentator, said that there were no constitutional impediments for the couple, both divorcees, to marry, although it might provoke some soul-searching in the Church of England.
“As far as the constitution is concerned, it is completely acceptable, perfectly all right,” he said.
“The Church of England will obviously have its own internal debate about Prince Charles’s appointment as the Church’s Supreme Governor in the future if he becomes king.”