Stars align for Britain's royal wedding

Made for each other

Prince William and Kate  Middleton. AP

The couple will be delighted to know their star signs, Capricorn and Cancer, indicate they are highly compatible and have a good chance of having a successful marriage, according to leading British astrologers. “They probably feel like soulmates,” said Wendy Stacey, chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain.

Take it as a bunch of hooey or a celestial peek into the future. Jay Lucan, who works with the British Astrological and Psychic Society said the new royal couple have “75 per cent relationship compatibility” based on their star charts—giving them “definitely a good chance” of outlasting William’s parents in matrimony.

Both Stacey and Lucan acknowledge they cannot confirm the accuracy of their predictions for many reasons. The biggest drawback is not knowing Middleton’s exact time of birth; Prince William’s was publicly announced as a matter of national interest.

So what do the couple’s birth dates tell us?

For starters, Middleton, born on January 9, 1982, is a Capricorn (an earth sign) while William, born June 21, 1982, is a Cancer (a water sign). Each star sign is designated an element: air, water, fire and earth.

“Cancers and Capricorns are opposites as water and earth,” Stacey explains. “As a result, they can read each other very clearly and they have a deep emotional understanding. It’s quite a lovely thing.”

Middleton and Prince William, the astrologers claim, both exhibit characteristic traits of their star signs.

“William is emotionally very private — a typical Cancer. He doesn’t share a lot and likes to retreat,” Stacey said. Case in point: the couple plan to settle post-wedding in a backwater town in Wales as Prince William works as a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force.

Think of the crusty crab that represents the Cancer sign, Lucan said — crabs have a thick shell on the outside, protecting a very vulnerable soft body. “William’s not that well-equipped to deal with criticism. He shares that same trait with his mother (also a Cancer),” Lucan said.

As a Capricorn, Middleton, apparently, is much tougher. “She definitely wears the pants in the relationship,” Stacey said.

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