Prince William is Knight In Shining Armour for Kate–and Commoner!

The good news just keeps on coming! First, it was announced last week that Prince William and long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton were engaged. As you can imagine, the country—and the world—is all abuzz with excitement over the impending nuptials that are eight years in the making. Then, a mere 48 hours after that, Prince William is called upon to rescue a man stranded atop Mount Snowden in a military helicopter mission. Wow. Talk about an exciting week for the royal family!


According to Greg Watkins, the gym worker who was stranded on the mountain, the storm was howling a gale, and the fog extremely thick—so dense that he could hardly see his hand in front of him at times. That’s why the Royal Air Force search and rescue were called to bring Watkins down from the highest peak in Wales after falling ill with chest pains and a suspected heart attack. The 28-year-old prince, a RAF search and rescue pilot based in northwest Wales, was part of a four-man crew scrambled to rescue Watkins. “Being winched off a mountain by an RAF helicopter was the last thing I thought was going to happen to me. But for it to be flown by Prince William is unbelievable,” says Watkins. “Hearing his helicopter getting nearer and nearer was the best sound I’ve ever heard. He and his crew saved my life.”

With a wedding and a daring rescue in the same week, Prince William truly is a knight in shining armour. If this keeps up, it might be an indication that a Fairy Tale Wedding of royal proportions might be a good theme to go with.

Living the ultimate dream, the royalty and romance a fairy-tale wedding theme would be so appropriate for Prince William and Kate. Horse-drawn carriages, beautiful roses and castles would create a beautiful landscape for the ceremony, especially since she is the “Princess Bride.” And, our wedding favors will make the magic moment more memorable. One thing I can say about Kate Aspen’s fairy-tale favors is that they are versatile. From something cute and sweet to send off with your guests or a romantic reminder of your special day, Kate Aspen has the favor of your dreams.

These cute carriages are for the whimsical bride that knows she is in store for a happy ending. Ready to be whisked away by her very own Prince Charming, she’ll leave these do-it-yourself favor boxes behind instead of a glass slipper!

For a touch of romance and sophistication, our Baroque picture frame place card holder or rose ball candle are sure to add elegance to your special day.


Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. If that is what happened to you, share your storybook love with family and friends with a romantic, fairy-tale wedding dripping with rose petals and a royal repast.

Happy planning!