Prince William and Kate Middleton in Canada, from Daily Mail photo spread
Girlfriend’s guilty pleasure is the Daily Mail. They had these two photos of strikingly different royal couples. Above, Prince William and Kate Middleton look like a normal couple. Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock, however, look like a Bene Gesserit breeding experiment. That latter bride, betrothed to the playboy Prince of Monaco, reportedly tried to take a runner after another love child scandal came out.
Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock in purgatora, also from Daily Mail
I’m not saying that Prince William and Kate are a poster couple or that we should even glorify societally enforced monogamy at all. I tend to agree with Dan Savage that monogamy is not for everyone, especially not the uber-rich, opposite-of-uber-responsible men documented by the Daily Mail. Kate Middleton, however, seems to be choosing that risk whereas Charlene Wittstock looks chosen.
What I am saying is that herding unwilling people into conventional marriages (like Prince Albert, or even Prince Charles) tends to make for unhappy marriages, with women bearing the brunt. At least that’s what the photos look like. I’m just speculating. Not like I read the Daily Mail.