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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