GUEST COMMENTARY: As marriage fades, society suffers

Monday, December 27, 2010 | 4:25 p.m. CST

Britain's Prince William and his betrothed, Kate Middleton, will marry next April at Westminster Abbey. People around the world will tune in to a rite as old as spring itself. Lovers of Shakespeare note parallels with "Henry V," the Bard's great history play: How the young prince served his nation in arms overseas.