Tomorrow is the day many have been anticipating since Prince William proposed to the beautiful Kate Middleton. It will be one of the biggest events of the year, televised world-wide with millions viewing this special wedding day.
We’re all curious to see the bridesmaid dresses, the grand entrance, the celebrities attending, and especially Kate’s wedding dress.
As the two spouses-to-be stand in Westminster Abbey and say their vows to each other, they will both break away from tradition.
1. Prince William will not wear a wedding ring.
While William is following in the steps of his grandfather who chose not to wear a ring either, some have scoffed at the thought that William will reject the public symbol of his marriage to Kate. Some think it’s his way of holding on to the bachelor life. Some find the tradition of wearing rings old-fashioned and think if he doesn’t want to wear a silly piece of gold then it’s his right.
2. Kate will not vow to “obey” or “submit” to her husband.
The future Mrs.Prince William is following in the footsteps of Princess Diana who, in1981, omitted the “obey” part of her vows to Prince Charles. Kate will instead promise to ‘love, comfort, honour and keep’ her husband and not keep to the traditional vows of ‘love, honor, and obey.’
What do YOU think?
Are William and Kate just going with the changing times and showing the progression in our society of equality and freedom of choice? Are you proud they aren’t contributing to the oppression and degradation of women by having to vow to “obey” a man?
Or, Do you think William is just trying to not be tied down with a weddding ring? Are William and Kate going against what you believe are biblical mandates that should be included in wedding vows?