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Royal wedding two weeks away now the comparisons between princess Diana's wedding and Kate -- upcoming nuptials increasing.
So -- -- -- take a closer look at exactly how Diana's legacy will impact both Kate's marriage and the monarchy.
Christopher Anderson is the author of William and Kate a royal love story he joins me now from Hartford Connecticut good morning -- you Christopher.
Morning -- let's start with the dating let's go way back because Diana dated less than six months prince Charles Little different with Kate and William right.
You know yet you remember shy guy don't -- here's this young woman and a wrist democratic family -- nursery school teacher.
Broken home fragile person and suddenly -- thrust of the limelight.
And she gets married you know months six months later amended ninth nineteen when she gets engaged twenty when she gets married.
The contrast with with Kate is so striking -- -- -- not only her whole background was completely different I think she's it.
Know commoners your parents were married for thirty years solid background.
Emotionally really stable and she has nine years with this guy before they've decided to tie the knot and all that time she's under the media scrutiny and stands up really well it's the right there you've got that I think he has the scene set -- turret you know different marriage.
-- -- talk about the wedding date Diana's wedding was July 20 ninth.
And that -- was it is going to be April 20 ninth 2011 what do you make -- that.
Well I mean not much really wanted to have a summer wedding and in this case I think it -- no I think it's fascinating about Kate having this marriage happen in April is that she will be 29 years old and he'll still be 28 up frank scooter my wife would never gone for -- as -- But I guess since you decided to go ahead with a I mean the big -- -- the nature of the wedding really is gonna be so different they wanted to be people's weddings and -- Diana's wasn't just 3500 people there they were home.
Heads of state heads of government all royals from all various houses of Europe.
In this particular wedding you've got you know got got a hundred people who were -- selected at random for gosh -- that would never happen at saint.
You just mention that the difference in the guest number 3500 to nineteen -- now here's the controversial thing.
-- -- Diana of course war one she probably would have done anything that anyone said because she was so young and didn't know really what was going on unfortunately -- Reportedly Kate Middleton does not want to wear one will this ruffle the feathers of the royal family.
We will Weis -- one aware first of all that tiara that.
That Diana wore was a Spencer TR it was in her family it was so heavy gave Diana a gigantic.
Headache all day long a migraine and and the William told that -- -- a pizza and would anything on her head.
But and then -- -- -- -- the big headache for Diana was seeing Camilla in the -- that she was walking up and knowing from the night before the Charles loved her.
Books right as a -- -- -- you know she she knew that Charles and given Camilla this bracelet and the night.
Before her wedding I mean it was devastating to her and -- remembered it was such detailed -- it's not I walked by and there was.
There was Camilla -- a great pillbox hat with a little son Tom Parker bowls are standing on the chair beside her but she remembered it in great detail.
Kind of sat out right hopefully this will be a different and a Christopher Anderson I was trying to -- your -- on the royals thanks so much.
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