Prince William and Kate Middleton are a beautiful couple, and obviously very much in love.

Kate has a certain air of strength about her that I think will stand her in good stead for the amazing media attention to which she and Prince William will be subjected once they are married.

There is a lot of excitement here, but our American cousins seem even more excited, and I’ve been fascinated by CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric’s coverage which reflects some Americans’ near obsession with everything royal.

I have always rated Prince William highly, and I’m impressed by Kate’s (Princess Kate’s?) confidence and intelligence.

Good luck to them both for the day of their marriage, and for their lives ahead!