updated 08/25/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/25/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT
I read those stories about Randy Andy and Fat Fergie and don't forget that notorious Prince William. Well, the little Prince was a precious and well-behaved page, and Sarah was very beautiful, and her figure did her proud. But the real story was seen on international TV. I will never forget the look on Prince Andrew's face when he saw his bride coming down the aisle. That smile told it all.
Cottage Grove, Minn.
Reading the delightful article on the royal wedding (PEOPLE, Aug. 4) touched my heart, as did the beautiful ceremony. It's so nice to think that in this world of what seems too much hurt and unrest, these two people have come together for a new, happy life. Sarah Ferguson made a gorgeous bride. She may not be a beauty queen, but her radiance is far more enchanting than any size 5 model could ever hope to be. Thank you for your speedy coverage.
The feminists should cheer, not boo, Sarah Ferguson's decision to include the word "obey" in her wedding vows. She did so not out of ignorance, social pressure or anyone's expectation. Her inclusion of that word—any word—was obviously the result of her own preference and was her choice. Isn't that what liberation means?
Los Altos, Calif.
Caroline and Ed
Why all the hoopla over the royal wedding when we had just had our own four days earlier? I'm sure the people of these United States are interested in the royal family, but the Kennedys are our own. Let's not give the British center stage.
Cathy D. Leach
Caroline's dress was nice, Jackie's dress was nice, but those atrocious bridesmaids' dresses! It was good of you to spare the designer embarrassment by not mentioning his or her name. Frumpy dresses, baggy jackets, wrinkled trousers. The wedding party looked like a bag lady convention.
The bridesmaids' dresses were designed by Lenny Bariano and executed by Willi Smith.—ED.
Thank you for the story on Dwight Yoakam. It's wonderful to know that he doesn't just sing country music, he lives it. The pride he feels for his heritage comes through in every word.
Regarding your article on The Whole Birth Catalogue, I feel that Ms. Overbeck's comments about flight attendants not being helpful to mothers with children were extremely insulting to many hardworking people. Her idea of a "Stewardess Prod" is demeaning to flight attendants like myself. Before she continues to criticize, accuse and make jokes, she should walk an aisle in our shoes.
You do a great disservice to former Sen. Adlai Stevenson by writing the easy story of the difficulties he has had in his campaign for Governor. That takes almost no work, and I'm sure you thought it was good for a laugh. The fair but clearly harder story would be to write how he courageously stood up to Lyndon LaRouche and his frightening disciples and continues to battle an incumbent Governor whom many of us view as a national embarrassment. Governor Thompson has run this great state right into the ground. Adlai Stevenson will have the last laugh on him—and you—in November.
Picks & Pans
I was enraged by Ralph Novak's critique of Hank Williams Jr.'s latest release, Montana Cafe. What got to me was the tasteless attack on the artist's personal appearance. Hank has his face on millions of album covers and can boast of an admiring and loyal audience. Maybe if Novak spent more time listening to music instead of insulting the artist, he would gain that type of audience too. Leave the insults to Don Rickles, Mr. Novak. He's a lot better at it than you are.
Who does Jackie Stallone think she is? How dare she judge Madonna by her looks? Madonna is a talented musician and actress. That should be what matters. We've come a long way in the last few years and women are no longer judged solely on appearance. Madonna should be commended and Mrs. Stallone should mind her own business.
Huntington Bay, N.Y.
On behalf of the many thousands of Regis Philbin fans, I ask Diana Flory of Salinas, Calif.: Why not Regis Philbin for a PEOPLE cover story? Regis is the warmest, wittiest wise guy in the Big Apple. He has it all, charm, style, humor, sincerity. So, Diana, you can go to bed after Johnny Carson—we'll wake up with Regis!
East Northport, N.Y.