Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles

Prince Charles and the future Princess Consort

Prince Charles will marry his long-time love Camilla Parker-Bowles on April 8. I am a huge fan of Princess Diana, but I am very happy this has come about. William and Harry have issued a statement of support, and the Queen has put her blessing upon it. The two of them have been in love for about 30 years.

To those who say this is the death knell of Charles’s hopes for the throne, I say bullshit (and pardon my language, but it’s true). I couldn’t have said it any better than a letter to the London Times Online:

Sir, I am just thankful that the Church of England’s founder, Henry VIII, and his wife Catherine of Aragon, and his wife Anne Boleyn, and his wife Jane Seymour, and his wife Anne of Cleves, and his wife Catherine Howard, and his wife Catherine Parr, are no longer here to witness this assault on traditional Christian marriage.

And to Bonnie Prince Charlie, I say congratulations, and it’s about time you were able to wed your true love.