When Will Prince William Marry?

Nothing cheers up an empire, even a diminished one, like a royal wedding. And with Pluto now in Cap, the pressure is on for 25-year-old Prince William to tie the knot.

While the British tabloids are speculating about a 2009 wedding for Will and girlfriend Capricorn Kate Middleton,  I’m think the souvenir makers shouldn’t fire up the kilns for the royal wedding plate just yet. I’m wagering that William will marry on May 21, 2011.

Why? On that day, his progressed Venus comes to meet his 0 degree Cancer Sun, which is exactly trine natal Jupiter at 0 degrees of Scorpio at the midheaven. Meanwhile, progressed Moon is conjoined progressed Sun at 27 degrees of Cancer.  There are two marriage signatures happening at the same time: progressed Venus to Sun and progressed Sun/Moon.

Here’s Prince William’s chart, courtesy of Astrodienst.

Interestingly enough, when I went to google May 21, 2011 to figure out what day of the week it was (before realizing it doesn’t matter because it will be a decreed a national holiday if a royal wedding does take place), I learned from this blog that it’s been selected as the day the world will end. Well, if this does indeed come to pass, it’s going to be a beautiful ending because there’s a lovely Venus/Mars conjunction in Taurus that day, broadly opposing William’s Jupiter.

The chart of a person such as William, who will basically live his entire life in the public eye, is a golden opportunity to watch astrology in action. If William were my client, one of my first questions would be: What was going on between your parents in 1992? That’s when his Sun progressed to a perfect square with natal Mars, which is at 9 degrees of Libra. A quick Google search reveals that’s the year his mother and father publicly split up, though their divorce didn’t take place until four years later.

An ordinary person might not be able to remember when his parents broke up or he might not want to talk about it. With a public figure, you can use the Internet to search key events and time periods in his life.

For instance, the current transit of Jupiter in Capricorn in William’s first house, broadly opposing his Sun/Moon conjunction in Cancer, is bringing him into the public eye in connection with the military and sports, both fine pursuits for a future king. Click here to read about him presenting the Six Nations trophy to the Welsh rugby team.

As the son of the Prince of Wales, William serves as royal vice-patron of the Welsh team.

Think hanging out with rugby champions sounds like fun? You haven’t heard the half of it. Earlier this year, William flew solo for the first time as part of a four-month stint with the Royal Air Force. The Prince, who is a Second Lieutenant with the Household Calvary, is fulfilling a “long-held ambition” to earn his wings, according to a palace press release. Sounds like natal Jupiter at the midheaven to me. This boy was born to fly!

Britain’s royal family has the official last name of Windsor, but William is known as Lieutenant Wales.  I wonder if the prince extends his hand and says, “Will Wales. It’s a pleasure” when meeting someone. I’ll let my readers who are up on Debrett’s Peerage and royal etiquette advise me on that one.

Based on what I’ve read about Princess Diana’s efforts to instill a sense of egalitarianism in her boys, William may indeed use a common touch in certain situations. Obviously, chatting up strangers is a requirement for his future job, but he appears to do it well, as evidenced by this photo.

Still, no Yank astrologer is really going to “get” a royal’s life. That’s why I’m steering you to British astrologer Marjorie Orr, who has a fascinating read on Middleton. You can find Marjorie’s Web site  in my blog roll. Once you’re on her site, click on “The Astrology of Today’s News.”

With her Plutonian energy, Kate’s got the staying power to hang in there another three years (or longer) to become Mrs. William Wales. In the meantime, she can burnish her public service credentials. Now, for all I know Kate is out feeding the poor in her spare time, but the paparazzi aren’t following her then the way they do after she’s spent a night clubbing at Boujis. She needs to borrow a page from Diana’s playbook and cultivate an image as a humanitarian.