Honiton pensioners’ marriage tips for Prince William

PUBLISHED: 10:29 09 March 2011

How will residents celebrate the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton?

How will residents celebrate the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton?

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‘Always do as your dear wife suggests’ - just one of the top tips for HRH.

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“ALWAYS do what your dear wife suggests” - some words of advice for Prince William from Honiton pensioner Pat Long.

Mr Long, 81, has another top marriage tip for His Royal Highness as his wedding to Kate Middleton fast approaches: “Always notice when she has got a new hair-do!”

Pensioners at Honiton Senior Citizens’ Centre are happy to share their secrets of a successful marriage ahead of the wedding of the century.

Dulcie Broome, 76, advises: “Never be afraid to say you are sorry.” And Patricia Brown, 72, says: “You have both got to pull together.”

When the Midweek Herald visited the centre last week, members said they were looking forward to William and Kate’s big day.

Pam Lane, 67, the centre’s chairman, said: “It is nice to have a royal wedding; it is something for us to look forward to.

“I wish them all the best and hope that, one day, William will be king.”

Committee member Di Hawkins had some words of advice for the happy couple: “Enjoy each other’s company before your royal commitments become too great.

“In marriage, there has got to be a lot of give and take.

“Unfortunately, for them, I think it will be more give, because of the situation they are in. I wish them well for the future.”

Joyce Welch, 84, said: “Just agree with each other - that’s one way of getting on!

“I wish them a very happy life together. They look happy.”

Maureen Long, 75, advises: “Never go to bed on an argument.”

And Margaret Robson, 85, said: “Make sure you really know each other.

“You’ve got to give and take, but make sure you are both home on time at night.”


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