Few occasions thrill us like a royal wedding. This spring, the world watches as Prince William and Kate Middleton make their vows. Both a public event and a personal milestone, these ceremonies are storybook endings - and bright beginnings. Whether the charisma of Sweden's crown princess Victoria, or the allure of Lady Di, each bride is a living fairytale. And now Kate Middleton joins the tradition of royal beauties. Of course, let's not overlook the handsome royal grooms - every prince a legendary knight in arms. Princes Felipe and Rainer spring to mind. Royal weddings are a chance for nations to celebrate their age-old customs. These grand events embody a young couple's love, and a country's faith in its future.