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Unformatted text preview: s day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth. They loose hands. Catherine, taking Prince William by his right hand, says after the Archbishop: I, Catherine Elizabeth, take thee, William Arthur Philip Louis, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse: for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy law; and thereto I give thee my troth. A question is now asked of the gift giver, for the bride is not a possession to be used at the groom's amusement. The woman is connected to another family and that family offers the woman as a gift. Notice the bold words above. "The Archbishop receives Catherine from her father's hand" and gives the hand to Prince William. This gift exchange is very symbolic. As the Archbishop represents God, he takes...
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