The Future King & Queen of England (Repost)

Posted: March 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

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Last December, the British Royal Family announced the engagement of Prince William, the oldest son of Charles, to a woman William has dated for several years. Her name is Kate Middleton, and she is a “commoner,” which means she comes from a non-aristocratic family. After the announcement, everyone was talking about this and as of 6:53 am central time on the day after, this event was the #1 trending topic on Twitter, or sort of seismometer for interesting news.

Why do you think so many people in so many countries are interested in this event?
Under what circumstances will William become King of England?

This marriage seems to be based on romance, a fairly modern concept for Royal relationships. But the wife of the future king of England does have to meet certain qualifications. Could you identify one?

Incidentally, the engagement ring William gave Kate is the ring his mother, Princess Diana, was given by William’s father Charles. It is an 18 carat sapphire surrounded by a multitude of diamonds. William carried it around in his backpack for two weeks before he found the right moment to propose to Kate. When his father bought the ring, it was valued at around $60,000. Take a look here.

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Comments
  1. Lauren Y says:

    Because the royal wedding is always a big deal and everyone wants to see the future king and queen of England get married. He should yes, he is not marrying royalty per say but he is marrying someone from a wealthy family. She doesn’t necessarily have to be a royalty but she must be wealthy and be able to hold her class in public.

  2. Darin H says:

    They are interested in this because they will someday rule.
    He will become king if he follows through with everything that he has to do.

  3. Allison I. says:

    I think so many countries are interested in this wedding because it isn’t a common wedding, it’s a royal wedding and they could be the future Monarchy of England. William will become King if Elizabeth and Charles die. She has to be a citizen of England.

  4. Makaygan P says:

    I think so many people are interested in this wedding because a prince is marrying a commoner and not a noble. It will be an interesting wedding considering that this marriage is romantic based and not just chosen. William will become king if his father dies because his mother is already dead. If you want to become queen of england you have to be born in England.

  5. Heth P says:

    Why do you think so many people in so many countries are interested in this event?
    Under what circumstances will William become King of England?

    Many people are interested in to see how the royal wedding is going to turn out. They are interested how William’s grandmother is going to spend her money.
    William will become the King if his grandmother and father die.

  6. jordanF says:

    They want to see something different because not many British marriages happen that often. He is the oldest son of Charles so he will be the next up. I think it would be cool to see a British marriage and see what the differences are between that and regular marriages.

  7. Amanda W says:

    I think it is such a big event because their royal family is very popular, and the fact that he is marrying a commoner is going to set a lot of new standards for a lot of things. William will become king when his father dies. I think Kate has to meet the social standard of being the wife of the King of England. It would be rather hard to meet thousands of people and practically have everyone watching the moves you make.

  8. Jordan F. says:

    Everyone in so many countries are interested by this because they grew up with always having a King or queen. It is something that is very important to them. I don’t think William will become King unless he has married someone from a royal family.
    -The wife has to be part of the royal family.

  9. Tori D says:

    I think many people are interested in the wedding because people like to get involved in other peoples business. William will come King of England when his father passes away. In order for the wife of the future king she has to be born in England.

  10. Emily B says:

    I think that so many people are interested because they will be the next king and queen in line for the throne. Also, people are probably interested because it is going to be the biggest wedding and the most expensive wedding and everyone wants to see it. Prince William will be the next king when his father dies. One qualification for Kate to be the next Queen is that she has to be born in England.

  11. Miranda Schwanke says:

    Their interested because it is a life style that is unlike their own, Come on, a 60k ring is bound to get attention.

  12. Emily R. says:

    because they will be the next to rule, they are the future king and queen. She has to be born in England.

  13. Chelsea Murphy says:

    I think that all those people want to go to the wedding because it is going to be so big. They have a lot of money so it will certainly be a beautiful wedding. Kate to become his bride must be born in England, that is one of the qualifications of marrying the prince or king of England. The ring he got her was a lot of money and a very nice ring. Im sure the wedding will cost a lot of money.

  14. Kylie R. says:

    I think people are interested in this wedding because it is not very normal for the prince to marry someone who is not royal as well. I think maybe it gives people hope. One qualification she doesn’t have is that she isn’t from an aristocratic family.

  15. Alex T says:

    I think it’s so important because people like knowing how famous people have weddings. It was such a big deal because they are royalty and is a “BIG DEAL” I honestly don’t have an opinion on it.

  16. taylor lowe says:

    because they all want to see who is the lucky lady, and how the wedding turns out.

    only if he marries

    smart

  17. Eli Plunkett says:

    I don’t know specific things a future queen must meet, but I’m sure there are regulations that most likely aren’t easily fulfilled by a commoner. And the fact that he is marrying a commoner is going to make this a bigger deal, and more publicized then if he was just marrying a royal lady.

  18. Riley L. says:

    Why do you think so many people in so many countries are interested in this event?
    Because I doesn’t happen very often at all.
    Under what circumstances will William become King of England?
    when his grandmother dies. and then his dad has to died. its kind of one of those “I have some good news and some bad news, your father is dead, but you king of england”

  19. David S. says:

    If Prince William’s grandmother and his father die, then Prince William will become the king.

    People are interested in this marriage because there aren’t very many royal marriages and they are very interesting events.

    One requirement for Kate is that she had to be a citizen of the United Kingdom.

  20. Mandy T says:

    It is important to the people because they want to know about the person. The person that becomes king or queen will someday rule. If his wife isn’t royal, he can’t become king. So in other words he needs to marry someone royal.

  21. Megan R says:

    I think so many people are interested in the wedding because, Kate Middleton is not royalty and they probably are curious to see how it will turn out. William won’t become king until his mother dies. I think Kate had to be born in Britain in order to be married to the future king. I think that William will still be the future king, but I think that Kate will only have the title of queen, and won’t actually have any power over the country since she isn’t royalty.

  22. Maddie S. says:

    this is a really big wedding and so many people are interested because it will become a historical event, its a huge change in England and royal weddings are interesting to watch. i think it will be a great wedding to watch

  23. Catrina W says:

    I think people are interested in their marriage because they are marrying for romance which hasn’t been common for royalty. Plus, their wedding with be a piece of history.
    For William to become king, the queen and his father have to die.
    Kate has to be born in England to be queen.

  24. Zach A says:

    I think that people are interested because it’s like the show piece of England. For Willy to become king, the queen and the king both have to die. For Kate to be eligible to become queen, she has to be born in England.

  25. kenneth c says:

    people are interested in this marriage cause charles will be the new king some day and kate will be his queen. there aren’t a lot of royal weddings so that could also be an interests.
    Kate wasn’t a citizen of the UK so she had to apply for one

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