As we approach the Royal Wedding, I think most of us will be wishing the young couple well and that they have a long and happy life together. Although some marriages have their problems, I think most of us agree that a good marriage is a huge blessing and a good platform for bringing up children.
I am glad that Prince William and Kate have chosen Westminster Abbey, which is the traditional setting for Royal Weddings, and a grand old church. Because it is near to the House of Commons, I have often visited Westminster Abbey and I do think it is a remarkable building. It is marvellous to think that it dates back to before the Norman Conquest and has been at the centre of our nation’s activities all that time.
I am sure that many men will envy William and many women will think how marvellous it is to grow up and marry a Prince. The eyes of the world will be on Westminster and I look forward to joining in with the huge celebrations across North East Hertfordshire.