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Kate Middleton Will NOT Vow To 'Obey' Future King — She'll Be Modern Bride, Like Diana!

Fri, April 22, 2011 12:40pm EDT by Add first Comment

Kate is following Princess Diana’s path-blazing trail — she’s brave enough to ditch the ancient promise requiring a royal bride to follow her husband’s commands!

Kate Middleton will be her own woman, even when she becomes a princess! She will promise to “love, honor and keep” Prince William when they exchange vows. But she’s dropping the command to “obey” her prince — just like Princess Di!

The Daily Mail reports that Kate and William have selected what they wanted to say themselves, but some of the exact wording had not been known until now.

The couple’s approach to their big day wins praise from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. “I’ve been very struck by the way in which William and Catherine have approached this great event,’ he told the Daily Mirror. ‘They’ve thought through what they want for themselves, but also what they want to say. They have a very simple, very direct picture of what really matters about this event.”

Kate and William are thought to have ditched the “obey” tradition  because they know each other so well and  treat each other as equals. The archbishop, the man who will marry the royal couple, has said that a wife’s pledge to ‘obey’ her husband could be used to justify domestic violence. The Church of England supports couples who decided not to include the word, just as Diana did when she married William’s father Prince Charles in 1981.

Honoring Diana’s legacy is very important to Kate and William. They visited her grave at the Althorp Estate, according to the Mirror, which reported they were holding hands as they walked the grounds last week and left flowers.

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