Friends of Britain's Prince of Wales today welcomed news of his impending marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.
Conservative MP Nicholas Soames said he was “absolutely delighted” that the couple had announced they are to wed, on a date thought to be April 6.
“I’m very, very happy for both the Prince of Wales and Mrs Parker Bowles. I think it’s wonderful,” he said.
He refused to comment on how long the couple had been considering the step, and whether it would cause constitutional difficulties.