Prince William Isn't Getting Any After the Royal Wedding

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Prince William Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton & Prince William keep their distance
Kisses, people, kisses! Of course, I'm talking about kisses. Sorry, Wills, no smooches for your new bride Kate Middleton -- not even once the ring is firmly in place and she's been pronounced your wife. That's just how uptight those Brits are.

It's been pretty clear that the engaged couple Will and Kate aren't allowed any public displays of affection before the marriage vows. I think there's some unwritten Queen rule that forces there to be at least five inches between them during all public appearances. Have you noticed? However, I would have thought, they could let loose once the deed is done.

Nope, no lifting the veil, no "you may kiss the bride," no post-nuptial kiss! How did I not know this? Oh, right because we never really expected Prince Charles and Princess Diana to kiss ... ever! ... let alone in public.

The Church of England prohibits kissing during and preceding the marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

Reverend Dr. John Hall, the dean of Westminster explains:

We don't do that in the Church of England. That's sort of a Hollywood thing: 'You may now kiss the bride.' It doesn't happen here.

So, unless the newlyweds sneak in a quickie on their way to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony, Will and Kate will share their first marital kiss at 1:25 pm on the palace's balcony for the public to see and watch and photograph. It's a British thing.

I'm sure Will, as the first born rule-following type, will stick to the program. If any Royal's going to try to lift the veil for a long and lovely Westminster kiss, we'll have to hold out for Harry.

Do you think this rule is a bit uptight?

 

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Histo... HistoryMamaX3

It isn't an uptight rule, it is a sign of respect. And you're right, it's a British thing- so I would assume that Harry isn't going to do it either. Just like his cake won't be Americanized either! lol It's such a shame when you can't open your mind to the idea that other places in this world do things differently.

kisse... kisses5050

I think it is a lovely when a tradition that is beautiful and respectful is upheld. So much is lost to glitz and modern drama of have to have it "my way" attitudes.

Simpl... Simplicity3

Agree with HistoryMamaX3.

sandr... sandra1023

It isn't uptight, just different from the way we do things in America. 

Erin Keeran

I agree with HistoryMama...and they have the rest of their lives to make out in public. Let's open our minds to a different way of doing things, shall we?

Mumma Bartlett

yet another fluff blog post, filled with nothing besides egoism....cant wait for the wedding to just be over so we can go on with our lives

insomnia insomnia

He's already kissed that and nailed that. Not a big deal.

luvmy... luvmybaby

Lol insomnia, exactly what I was thinking. I'm sure it isn't a big deal to them anyhow since that is how it is done there. It may seem odd to us, but to them it is the norm. Kate is going into this new life on her own. She isn't being forced to marry into royalty. So she must be ok with how her new life will be.

Hayde... HaydensMom178

It sounds like a lovely tradition to me-I wish we'd followed something like that!  I think it shows a great bit of respect for each other to hold off on the physical (even right after the ceremony) for a little longer-not to mention more anticipation for them! 


 

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