Sharon Osbourne talks royal wedding
Los Angeles - Sharon Osbourne is amazed Britain's Prince William is marrying a "commoner".
The outspoken TV star says William leads a new generation of royals who are more socially aware and "relatable" than in the past, and his wedding to Kate Middletonon Friday is a "great hope" for the nation.
Speaking about Kate - whose parents are self made millionaires, rather than of an aristocratic background - on US TV Show Piers Morgan Tonight on Wednesday, she said: "There's this hope of this fantastic young couple together. And there's great hope put in them. And I think it's great because Kate is so relatable. So many young girls in this country will relate to her. And I think it's amazing that he married a commoner.
"William, you can see, he's a good boy and the way he was brought up, he - it's outside the way royals were usually brought up, you know? He wasn't so confined. He wasn't so held back from normal life as we know it."
Sharon, 58, added that she feels the royal wedding - with its street parties and celebrations across the country - will bring the British people together and go on to be remembered as a significant event for decades to come.
She added: "Being the royalist that I am, it's just fantastic. It's like when, it's been so down here for so long - the economy, the wars that we're involved in. It's been so miserable. And something like this brings the nation together.
"This has made the year for this country. People will be talking about this for years and years. And they remember where they were. You know, the whole day means so much to this country."