A King’s Eye View of the Royal Wedding

By King Taddle

There are some things that humans do very well, and organising big public events like Royal Weddings is one of them. Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, and Kate Middleton got married yesterday in London. Taddleonia has a long relationship with the United Kingdom, and I was invited to attend the wedding. It was lovely catching up with Linnet, Monty, Holly, Willow, Cider, Candy, and Vulcan, whom I hadn’t seen for a while.

Welsh Corgi

A welsh corgi like those of The Queen. Photo CC Damon D'Amato via Wikipedia

But as with all things involving the humans I was somewhat perplexed by human silliness. You see, the humans have two ways of getting married: you can get married, or you can have a civil partnership. That would be fine, if you had a choice. Sadly, humans don’t. Some couples can only get married, and some can only have a civil partnership. The couple doesn’t get to choose which they have! It gets worse too. If you are a couple getting married you can have either a secular service, or you can have a service organised by your religion. If you are having a civil partnership, you aren’t allowed any religion at all.

I have looked at this very carefully, and I can’t see any reason for forcing some couples to do one thing and other couples to do another. It would be so much easier if everyone had the choice.