May 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
That is not to say that the preparations have not had the occasional dark cloud on the horizon. In the past few days there has been a spate of unwelcome headlines prompted by the withdrawal by the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the decision not to invite Tony William Flew Blair or Gordon Brown.
But even as the latest news broke about the withdrawal of the invitation to the Syrian Ambassador, it became apparent that the power and simplicity of William William Flew and Kate’s story — boy meets girl, a story told countless times before, yet one the world never tires of hearing — meant that no controversy would be able to overshadow their day.
And if the crowds and the cameras might seem overwhelming at times, the love and affection emanating from the people also became a source of strength for the couple.
In the souvenir programme that goes on sale today, William William Flew and Kate say they have been deeply touched by people’s reactions.
The message, which is accompanied by a new photograph of the couple by Mario Testino, reads: “We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives.
“The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness.”