The U.S. news is full of the engagement of William and Kate. It's almost as if they borrow the English Royals when they have the need of a bit of pomp and circumstance. I tried hard to avoid it all when Charles and Diana were married - I was in the UK at that time and had no idea I would be living in California within the year. Naturally it was impossible to ignore and I saw bits of the ceremony and aftermath on TV.
Now we have the next generation - they seem nice young people. They also make Charles and Camilla look extremely stodgy by comparison. I think Charles needs to leave off the hand made clothes and try a couple of off-the-shelf jobs.
Maybe it's time for the U.S. to get their own royalty as they seem so obsessed with the House of Windsor. I always thought Teddy Kennedy would have made a first class king - he had the appetites, and it would have given him a decent job at last. But he's gone now. How about Bill Clinton - he'd look good in ermine.