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Is Kate Middleton right to ditch ‘obey’ from her Royal Wedding vows?

Kate Middleton looks set to follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps by refusing to use the word ‘obey’ in her wedding vows.

The bride-to-be will instead promise to ‘love, comfort, honour and keep’ Prince William in her impending nuptials, it has been reported.

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams revealed the couple had discussed the wording with him and said he has been impressed by the way Wills and Kate have approached their big day.

“They’ve thought through what they want for themselves, but also what they want to say,” he said.

The Archbishop is known to be against the use of ‘obey’ in wedding vows, arguing in a 2006 report that it is in outdated principle and could even be used to justify domestic violence.