Jocelyn, Maxwell's sister, is coming to New York with some exciting but uncharacteristic news: she's engaged. Jocelyn is a typically repressed and reserved Brit. Her fiancé, Nigel Waters, the Duke of Salisbury, is also a typically repressed and reserved Brit. But even beyond their reserve, Fran, who offers to use her wedding party planning skills to organize their wedding, can quickly see that Jocelyn does not love Nigel. What Fran sees is that Lester, Jocelyn's chauffeur, is in love with Jocelyn, and Jocelyn in turn is in love with Lester. After Fran tells Maxwell of her intuition, Maxwell forbids Fran to ruin the wedding by speaking to Jocelyn of the matter. Instead, Fran talks to Lester, who admits that he is indeed in love with Jocelyn, but feels he can't say anything to Jocelyn because of their respective positions. But just prior to the ceremony, Lester does manage to tell Jocelyn how he feels. Will there still be a wedding? Meanwhile, Fran plays Cupid in another budding ... Written by
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Fran references Salisbury steak when meeting the fictional Duke of Salisbury. Salisbury steak was actually invented by Dr. J. H. Salisbury, an American, and has no connection to the real Earl or Marquess of Salisbury. Indeed, in British cuisine, Salisbury steak would be called a grillsteak. See more
A Roman Catholic priest is shown officiating the wedding ceremony between Jocelyn and the fictional Duke of Salisbury. In the real world, the Catholic Church requires six months or more of classes, known as Pre-Cana, before celebrating a marriage. Catholic clergy would be very unlikely to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony with only a few days notice, and would definitely not celebrate it with a groom chosen minutes beforehand. The ceremony as shown would likely require several dispensations directly from the Cardinal Archbishop of New York. See more
Chastity Claire 'C.C.' Babcock
[to Maxwell lovingly, to get him in a romantic mood
I don't know why, I just love weddings.
We all love what we can't have.
Music by Thomas Augustine Arne See more