Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Royal Wedding

The whole affair reminds me of this passage from a Robertson Davies short story:

"I am a democrat. All of my family have been persons of peasant origin, who have wrung a meagre sufficiency from a harsh world by the labour of their hands. I acknowledge no one my superior merely on grounds of a more fortunate destiny, a favoured birth. I did what any such man would do when confronted with Queen Victoria; I fell immediately to my knees."
-- Robertson Davies, High Spirits, 1991 ed.

Best of everything to the young couple, Kate Middleton and Prince William.