Tuesday, November 20, 2007
It was, after all, a love match. That could be why it has lasted for 60 years. Or could it be down to the fact that in the 1940s people still had a touching belief in concepts such as doing your duty and honouring your promises.
Either way, let’s raise a glass to Elizabeth and her diamond geezer and toast them and times past. I doubt we’ll see young Harry celebrating his diamond wedding.
To mark the occasion, Buckingham Palace have revealed 60 things you might not have known about the events surrounding the wedding. (You can find all of these on the BBC website.)
I always assumed that wedding favours were a vulgar modern extravagance. But then I read this:
40. Individual posies of myrtle and white Balmoral heather were placed at each place setting as "favours" (gifts to the guests).
That's me corrected then.