The marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
Planning their marriage must have been a gauntlet of stately custom for Prince William and his then-fiancée, Kate Middleton. But the newly minted Duke of Cambridge now reveals how his grandmother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was stretchable – and how she was not.
In a new book, Our Queen – which is excerpted in the Daily Mail – William, 29, recalls being handed a list of 777 names of dignitaries approaching to be invited to the Apr 29 nuptials.
“And not one chairman we knew,” William, 29, says in the book by Robert Hardman. So, William went to his grandmother for advice.
“I rang her adult and said ‘Do we need to be doing this?’ ” William says. “And she said, ‘No. Start with your friends initial and then go from there.’ And she told me to bin the list.”
But while The Queen may have been stretchable with the guest list, there was something that William was systematic to do on his big day: enclose his new carmine Irish Guards uniform.
“So you don’t always get what you want,” he says, “put it that way.”
Does William, who is second in line to the throne, ever think of the day he’ll be a King able to make stately commands?
“As I’m drifting along in my helicopter by the plateau of Wales, we try desperately tough not to think about it. That can wait until I’m a bit older,” William, who pilots rescue helicopters, says.
Hardman’s book, which will be published Oct. 6 in the U.K. and in the U.S. in the spring, will mark the arriving solid festival of The Queen’s power of 60 years. And William reveals that his grandmother, 85, has no intentions of slicing behind on her stately duties.
“We do spirit at holding some things off her, but she won’t have anything of it,” he says. “She’ll wish to palm over meaningful she’s finished all she presumably could to help, and that she’s got no regrets and no unprepared business.”
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