It is being widely reported that Kate Middleton won’t be promising to obey Prince William in her wedding vows. Princess Diana also removed obey from her vows in 1981, which was seen as very feisty and against the royal protocol then.
Now Middleton’s refusal to say obey is being represented as part of a modern marriage and a modern couple.
“KATE Middleton is set to follow Princess Diana’s example by ditching the word “obey” from her wedding vows.”
“Instead she is expected to promise to “love, comfort, honour and keep” Prince William when they tie the knot next Friday.”
“Kate, 29, and Wills, 28, discussed the wording with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.”
“He said: “They have a very simple, direct picture of what really matters.”
The obey portion of wedding vows has always rubbed me the wrong way and I am next to positive that I omitted them from my vows 17 years ago. Even at 22, I sure as heck wasn’t promising to obey anyone.
I think Michael and I both feel like we are partners. We lead in different areas but no one is in charge overall. (They may be why we fight so much though. No one is submitting.)
Did you promise to ‘obey’ in your vows? What do you think that means really in a marriage? Does it cause more problems if one person is not ‘in charge’?
Do you think it should be eliminated from wedding vows in general? Is it not the modern approach to marriage?
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