London (CNN) -- I have often wondered why I care about a family to which I am not related; that I will never know on personal or confidential terms; that has little bearing on what happens in my everyday life. In other words -- why do I care about the royal wedding?
I tried to explain this relationship to an American last week. He could hear what I was saying. He just couldn't understand it. We were talking a different language.You see, while we wish any newlyweds all the happiness in the world, the marriage of the heir apparent and his queen consort-to-be has struck home with many subjects of the Crown