Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Have you heard the news? Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married in a massive ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey this Friday. Well, of course you have! But did you know that the Premier of Bermuda will be in attendance? This just in from the Bermuda Sun: Premier Paula A. Cox and her husband, Germain Nkeuleu have received and accepted an invitation from Buckingham Palace to attend the Royal wedding. “I am pleased that Bermuda was recognized, provided with an invitation and is being represented on this occasion.” Premier Cox told the newspaper. “This is certainly one of my less arduous duties.” I’d say so, since she’ll be one of just 1,900 official guests including leaders and dignataries from over a dozen countries worldwide (ya know, like the King and Queen of Norway, the Queen of Spain, the Sultan of Brunei, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi—your average guest list, really). In addition to having a seat at the wedding—her official pew believed to be in the Abbey’s south transept with Governor-Generals, members of the diplomatic corps and close family friends of the Middletons—Premier Cox will attend a dinner hosted by the Secretary of State and Foreign Affairs William Hague and his wife, and after the wedding, will join a reception at Lancaster House. “Clearly this will be a wedding with a difference,” said Cox. “It has the wow factor.” You know what else has a wow factor? A honeymoon in Bermuda! Dear Will & Kate: Britain's oldest colony would love to have you.