I watched the royal wedding this morning (still watching actually, she is on her way to the abbey as I type) and I lost some respect for Prince William.
He and his brother wore uniforms, yet walked right past the tomb of the unknown soldier without so much as a pause.
For those not aware of it, the unknown soldier’s tomb is in the floor of the abbey, right in the center of the main aisle. It is the one place even the queen walks around out of respect. Military personell are required to halt and bow their heads in respect before continuing on into the abbey.
What would have it cost him to pay tribute to the unknown soldier and those millions of service people around the commonwealth the the unknown soldier represents? Nothing. What would it have gained him? The respect and admiration of all those who have worn the queen’s uniform.
It’s his wedding day, I understand that, but the abbey is not just s church. It is also the resting place of 17 previous monarchs of the realm as well as many outstanding brits and one special tomb dead center in it, that of the unknown soldier. He should have shared this joy with a man who gave his life that William and hisfamily might maintain their places in the royalty of the country.
-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!