Royal Roundup: Prayers and faithfulness
The Archbishop of York has given his backing to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s decision to live together before marriage. Anglican traditionalists criticised the Archbishop, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, for failing to reinforce Christian teaching which prohibits sex outside marriage.
Prince William and Kate Middleton composed their own wedding prayer for the service. In the prayer, they gave thanks for their families and their love for each other and asked for God’s help to remain focused on “what is real and important in life”. Watch video of the prayer during the service.
It is an issue that every bride marrying the Church of England must consider: whether her vows to love and honour her new husband should also include a promise to “obey” him…
It is the very definition of a delicate subject, but given the recent history of infidelity in royal marriages, the Church of England has decided it is already time to start praying Prince William and Kate Middleton will manage to stay faithful to each other.