Very Well Said Dato' Beatrice. Adding on further, i strongly believe that women today must be highly educated, at least a first degree. They must be armoured with education, brilliance, self confidence & independence. They have to be their own brands.They should never be second class or a step behind their husbands, they should be equal or higher.
At the end of the day, it's about choices and i must reiterate here that women are blessed by birth to be on equal par with men if not better!
But this is no big deal. Every little girl is born a princess. She has everything she needs to be a queen one day – with or without a prince to sweep her off her feet. Because all she needs is just a little self-belief and self-confidence. The confidence which tells her that it is who and not what she is that is important.
At the end of the day, the now Duchess of Cambridge would realise that no matter what titles she may carry - Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess of Wales or Queen - the most important appellation she will ever have is Kate.
That’s who she will always be - Kate - a woman with her own mind, her own hopes, her own dreams, her own passions. And marriage doesn’t mean having to give them up and take her husband’s as her own, but being able to share them with him and also share in his dreams.
So here’s to William and Kate from all of us at PASSIONS. May you always be two unique individuals in an equal partnership. And that, believe us, is the secret to wedded bliss.
Dato' Beatrice Nirmala
Editor-in-Chief, PASSIONS Executive Director,
CEO, International Business Review Asia Group.