The fairy tale wedding may just have lost a bit of its magic: Kate Middleton may actually sign a prenup before the Royal Wedding! Oh, my! That is like splashing ice water onto the dream of William and Kate living happily ever after. Is there no magic left in real life?
Apparently British attorneys are warning the Royal Family that not all fairy tales have happy endings. Kate Middleton is set to wed Prince William on April 29, so there are just a few days left for the royal couple – and the lawyers who advise them – to make up their mind about whether a prenup ought to be signed before the wedding of the century.
As we have stated in our Protect Princess Kate video, it is worthwhile to heed the lessons of history. If you look at the Queen’s four children, you’ll notice that three of them have undergone terrible divorces. Prince Charles and Diana’s fairy tale marriage ended with great fanfare after years of adulterous behavior. Prince Andrew, who is fourth in line for the throne after Prince Harry, divorced the irrepressible Sarah Ferguson after just a few years of royal marriage. And Princess Anne also ended her marriage many years ago. (It is interesting to note that Prince Edward, who is married to the beautiful Sophie, is the most low-key of the Queen’s children — and his marriage has lasted the longest.)
The office of Prince William and St. Jame’s Palace refused to comment about whether the groom will sign a premarriage contract.
William stands to inherit over $450 million from the Queen, and has more money from Diana’s inheritance, as well as additional trusts and royal properties. While Kate comes from a wealthy family, as her parents have done very well with their Party Pieces website, she would need an arrangement that would allow her to keep up the standard of living of a princess. Additionally, lawyers advise the couple to have the agreement be reasonable so that it would not be challenged as unfair in the event of a divorce.
What can I say? Prince William and Princess Kate have dated for over nine years, with one 2007 short-lived breakup in their romance. It seems awfully dreadful to discuss a potential divorce during the planning of the greatest wedding of the century. On the other hand, fairy tales are for dreamers; people who live in reality should be somewhat realistic.
This leaves me wondering… it’s an awful thought, but in William and Kate do separate, will Royal Wedding souvenirs such as the Franklin Mint Princess Kate wedding bride doll go up or down in value? What do you think?