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William & Kate: A Royal Engagement (2010)

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16 November 2010 (UK)  »

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What the royal engagement holds
13 March 2011 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Since the engagement was announced publicly, it has become a feel-good story in a country in the midst of an economic recession. It became inevitable that William's fiancée Kate Middleton (or Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, to give her full name) will always be compared to William's famous mother, the late Princess Diana.

The BBC-produced documentary which is approximately 45 minutes long, re-traces the childhood of William and Kate, speaking to the people who know them since school and at university (St. Andrews was where William and Kate first met), people who have written about the couple who could one day be the future King and Queen of the country, getting the media perspective from the likes of prominent broadcaster and journalist Piers Morgan on what the engagement could mean for the British monarchy in the 21st century.

What struck me in the documentary was that it delved into the family history of Kate Middleton. And pointing out that not since Anne Hyde, the eventual first wife of the future King James II of England and VII of Scotland, has got a commoner marry an heir apparent to the throne.

How Kate Middleton would come to be William's fiancée have the shades of a Cinderella story, but as the friend to William and Kate at university in Hannah Sandling pointed out, Kate is someone who is able to act as a bridge between the royal family and the rest of the British public given of her own family background. Not since the days when the late Princess Diana has given the royal family a human face.


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