ALL the world loves a lover, and the wedding of the Princess Mary has been everyone’s affectionate interest. For the only daughter of the King there might have been expected a marriage from which dynastic and political considerations were not wholly excluded. Nor would it be in the least true to say that such marriages never reach the highest, happy proof to the contrary can be found in the history of our own Royal House. But because the marriage of Princess Mary was not merely an affair of Royal circles, and was quite evidently one of affection, it has won from the peoples of the Empire, and almost of the world, such a wealth of sympathy as has rarely been surpassed. Upon those who stood before the altar of the Abbey on Tuesday the interest and the prayers of millions of people throughout the world were, as the Archbishop reminded them, focussed and centred. The bride, though a Princess, has been in her simplicity and sympathy, in her devotion to duty and her keenness in sport, the exemplar of English girlhood, we cannot doubt that in her new home she will present the pattern of English womanhood. The Archbishop spoke for us all when, in the Name of Christ and with gladness of heart, he bade the newly-married God-speed.
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