The Trouble With Kate And William’s Wedding Invitation
I MEANT to say sooner but one small detail of the Lord Chamberlain’s invitation to the wedding of William and Kate interested me. The grammar. Guests are invited to the marriage of the prince with Kate. The traditional wording would normally employ the preposition to, although ‘with’ is not incorrect and is now customary in more fashionable circles: ‘with’ does enhance the suggestion of a meeting of equals.
However, it should be said that Debrett’s, which I find quite common, is very much a to-ist (click here) and appears to part company with the increasingly modish Royal Family, eschewing the with-ism in its formal wedding invitation template. Perhaps grammarians would care to comment.