Here's one word you won't here in Westminster Abbey on April 29: "Obey."
Following in the steps of Princess Diana, Kate Middleton will skip over the "obey" part of the traditional wedding vows, according to reports.
Not too much of a surprise, really, considering if flies in the face of all the evidence that suggests this has been a very equal union between the her and Prince William.
Diana was the first to break with the old vows in 1981 when she wed Prince Charles. Considering the 10-year relationship of William and Kate and their co-habitation for the last several years, one suspects they've learned that "compromise" might be a more apt word to apply.
In any case, it's not a decision that will rankle the Church of England hierarchy.
“They have a very simple, very direct picture of what really matters about this event,” said Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the man who will marry them next Friday. “I think they are deeply unpretentious people.”
A report in the Daily Mirror says the language of her vows will include "love, comfort, honour and keep."