WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING? We have been looking at different views from different age groups on the Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. We have done various interviews from an old age home, and students and staff from our school.
JCOSS MEETS BETTY We visited Hadley Lawns old peoples home and this is what we discovered. Our first interview was very exciting because we interviewed a lady called Betty, who is 90 years old. As she was partially blind so she was unable to see how pretty Kate was, but she believed that Prince William getting married is a good thing and he will be a good King. Then as she was talking the exciting part came when she let slip that she was originally in the same Auxiliary Territorial Service as Queen, Elizabeth in the Second World War! We couldnt believe our luck – what a story! After that she said, I am sure that Kate Middleton and Prince William are right for each other, but she also said that she isn't hugely excited about the big day.
MAGGIE AND ANDREW We then interviewed Maggie who is 79 years old. She said, I am pleased that William and Kate are getting married, but I do think that Kate may require some training to follow in the current Queens footsteps. She thought that the couple are perfect for each other and will have a long lasting relationship. Then we interviewed 82 year old, Andrew. Andrew has no objections towards Kate or the Royal Wedding and said, There is no reason why she cant follow in the Queens footsteps. He is also hopeful that they are right for each other and that they will have a long lasting relationship. He doesnt think that Harry does want to be King and that he isnt jealous of his brother at all.
MADAME FRENCH Then we interviewed some adults, to get their point of view on the wedding. First we interviewed our teacher, Miss Kemp. She thought that it will be a fantastic celebration day and is glad that Prince William and Kate are getting married. She also said,Kate will have the same calmness as the current Queen but Kate will be more modern. She believes that they are perfect for each other, as they have been together for a long time. She is also very excited to get a day off work!
THE HEADMASTERS PA We then interviewed the PA to the headmaster of our school (Mrs Buckwell), she believed that it was super that Prince William and Kate are getting married and she is very pleased for them. She said that Kate will strive in the same footsteps as Queen Elizabeth, but she wont be Queen. Prince Harry, in her opinion, probably doesnt mind that he wont be King and is happy for his brother.
MITMANS MIND Our third interview for the middle-age group is our P.E teacher, Mr Mitman. He said, It will be difficult for Kate to follow in the same footsteps as the current queen Elizabeth. He hopes that William and Kate will have a long lasting relationship. He is not very exited about the wedding yet, but he thinks nearer the time he will. He feels that Prince Harry wanted to be King because if you have a chance, everyone wants to be King. He commented, Prince Harry is a bit jealous of his big brother.
WHAT THE YOUTH THINK? Next we moved onto the younger generation and we asked questions about the wedding to some pupils in our school. Amy said, They are a really good couple, because they are both really nice people, also we get to miss a whole day off school on the day of the wedding. She said, Kate will follow in her footsteps and that she will be a good Queen, like Elizabeth, because Kate is a lovely, kind person and she seems like she will be a marvellous Queen for the next generations. She is excited because lots of people from other countries and other parts of the UK are coming to London just for the wedding. She also thinks that William is slightly jealous of his brother, because he has lots of power but not the responsibility of being King.
THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS VIEWS Daniel said, I feel happy for the couple and they are well known so there will be lots of paparazzi. He said that Kate wont follow in Queen Elizabeths footsteps because shes young and is from a more modern generation. He continues, They are a good couple, and if they didnt love each other they wouldnt be in a relationship and it is exciting because we get to miss a day of school!. He thinks that Prince Harry wants to be King and he believes that this is an example of sibling rivalry, and this will cause large corruption in the royal family. He also said that Prince Harry probably isnt jealous because Harry already has a girlfriend, but he is probably not ready, or does not want to get married.
THE SCHOOL KIDS Leo from JCoSS said, I think that the Prince and Kate are good for each other and I have nothing against it. He doesnt think that shell be like the Queen because she is much younger and is more of a digital-native and knows more about life today. In my opinion, they will probably last for long and they love each other a lot, however, will try and have to keep the paparazzi happy. He is also very excited about the day off school and also loves people getting married! I sadly think that William and Harry may form a rivalry because Harry might want the throne, but I do not think hell be jealous of his brother because he is happy not being married and hes still young.