April 21st, 2011
03:15 PM ET

Richard Quest: Why the royal wedding matters

Richard Quest
CNN correspondent

Editor's Note: Richard Quest is part of the team anchoring CNN's special live coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29.

London (CNN) - I have often wondered why I care about a family to which I am not related; that I will never know on personal or confidential terms; that has little bearing on what happens in my everyday life. In other words - why do I care about the royal wedding?

I tried to explain this relationship to an American last week. He could hear what I was saying. He just couldn't understand it. We were talking a different language.

You see, while we wish any newlyweds all the happiness in the world, the marriage of the heir apparent and his queen consort-to-be has struck home with many subjects of the Crown.

The reasons go deep into the psyche of those who have been brought up under monarchy and are content for it to continue.

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  1. Annie Kate

    Having watched the marriage of Charles to Diana and following them through to the end, I wouldn't miss seeing William's marriage to Kate Middleton. I hope they can cope with the pressure of the fish bowl they will live in and stay as gracious and caring as they are now. Whether they touch our lives directly or not, I daresay a lot of people will be watching as eyewitnesses to history in the making. Looking forward to the CNN coverage of it all.

    April 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm |