The Queen Is Not Amused

Anybody who has been through a divorce knows there are incredible indignities involved — sometimes total surprises. You're going along in this legal process and something, sometime, just pops up and slaps you in the face. It goes with the territory. Divorce has been made easier, but it will never be easy.

Don't believe me? Ask Prince Charles (search) and his bride-to-be Camilla.

They can't get married in the Church of England, the Anglican Church, the official church of the country Prince Charles will one day reign over as king, because as defender of the faith, he must not have divorced. And since he has divorced, he can't get married in the official church of the country he will one day be king of.

Follow that?

But here's the kicker: To even get the Anglican Church to bless the wedding — to sort of say, "we see you got married. Now, good luck, Charles and Camilla" — Chuck and Cam have to say a certain set of words.

Here's what Charles and Camilla have to say, in order to get married again, since they were both divorced. These are the exact words:

"We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed by thought, word and deed against they divine majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us."

Bewail? Sins? Wickedness? Most grievously have committed? Provoking most justly thy wrath?

What did they do exactly? Oh yes, divorce.

I think Charles has admitted adultery. So I guess wickedness fits. Though, generally, those of us from no-fault-divorce states think we shouldn't have to hear of that stuff and especially shouldn't have to say it, or admit it.

But hey, he is gong to be king one day. I guess he should have thought of all this before he was "wicked" and "sinful."

And I think this pretty much answers the question: "Why aren't the royals allowing cameras in for the wedding? And by the way, why isn't the queen attending?"

Do you think the queen wants to hear her son say he was wicked?

Do you think the queen wants to hear the next king of England say he was wicked?

My guess is the queen is not amused.

That's My Word.

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