Sunday, 1 May 2011

Kate will and so will Will

It was an otherwise dull day. The 29th of April was an overcast day, warm enough to remind us spring is underway and cold enough to remind us we're in the UK.

The Royal Wedding graced the screens of the world with a fine display of pomp and ceremony, extravagance and great taste. It was such an incredible event that even our dear old Queen (no,not Elton John) was filmed uttering the word "amazing" to a cameraman. The Queen has attended all the major world events in the last 5 decades and can't be easily impressed!

Impressed she was and so were all of us. Even I couldn't help but feel a twinge of pride at the great spectacle.

But I was surprised to hear the wedding vows changed from  the traditional "I do" to "I will".

What's all that about? Is it because the groom is called Will or has the Church of England undergone another change?

"I will" indicates intention to do something in the future. Will they only love and honour each other in the future?

If anyone can shed light on this please let me know.



  1. I Will is correct and has not changed. The "I do" refers to the "I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment...." statement. I am is the other response which they did say also.

  2. Thanks Tito for clearing that up. In fact I should know the ceremony inside out :)