Someone in another thread just referred to Prince Andrew & Sophie Rhys-Jones’ “lovely” wedding. I’m frankly horrified at that wedding, mostly because Ms. Rhys-Jones, a successful, bright, (apparently) independent woman actually consented to use the word “obey” in her wedding vows to HRH Andrew, Earl of Wessex.
What I’m more surprised about is that this hasn’t elicited more comment. Does everyone figure she just did it to appease the Queen or something? I just don’t think it sets a good precedent.
Do any normal people use the word “obey” in marriage ceremonies?