...Auntie spent the day watching the Royal Wedding, with 3 generations of family gathered round the TV.
We loved the hymns and prayers - I was touched when a young niece spontaneously joined in the Our Father - toasted the Royal couple in champagne as they went off to sign the register, and we rose as one for the National Anthem.
The Catholic bishops of England and Wales issued a special prayer for the Royal Wedding, which I thought it would be suitable to post here:
we ask your blessing
upon his Royal Highness, Prince William and Catherine
as they pledge their love for each other in marriage.
May your love unite them through their lives.
Grant them the strength to serve you, our country and the Commonwealth
with integrity and faithfulness.
Through Christ our Lord.