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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Time for a fairy tale ending?

June 17th, 2010
03:11 PM ET

It's the story that dreams are made of and this weekend, 'commoner' Daniel Westling will marry the Swedish Crown princess and become royalty.

Can a marriage between a royal and a person with no royal roots survive?

Can a marriage between a royal and a person with no royal roots survive?

Princess Victoria will marry her former gym trainer in a lavish ceremony that is being dubbed the party of the century by both royal watchers and local residents of Stockholm.

More than 200,000 people are expected to line the streets as Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are escorted through the town in a horse-drawn carriage.

This weekend's wedding is another example of a member from the monarchy choosing to marry a person with seemingly no royal roots.

For the past seven years, Prince William from the United Kingdom has been dating his former flatmate, Kate Middleton and there is much speculation that the pair might get engaged this summer.

In Denmark, Prince Frederik married an Australian, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, whom he met at a bar during the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The couple got married on May 14, 2004, and have two children together.

There are also other examples of marriages between members of the royal family and individuals with no royal roots that haven't fared very well.

Sarah Ferguson married Prince Andrew in 1986, but less than ten years later, the couple divorced.

Prince Charles was famously married to the late Princess Diana in 1981. Unfortunately, in 1996, the couple divorced.

We want to know what you think.

Is it possible for a person with no royal roots to survive the intense pressure, scrutiny and attention that comes with marrying a member of the royal family?

Is it really possible for there to be a fairy tale ending?

Let us know what you think and please leave your comments below. Be sure to tell us where you're writing from.


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June 17th, 2010
01:13 PM ET

Tuesday's Connector: Matthew Morrison from Glee

June 17th, 2010
12:28 PM ET

In just over a year, actor Matthew Morrison has gone from a virtual unknown to one of the biggest television sensations on the planet, all thanks to one show - "Glee."

Matthew Morrison is your Connector of the Day.

Matthew Morrison is your Connector of the Day.

Playing the part of an overly excited and passionate teacher who runs a singing club, "Glee" has become a huge hit for viewers with fans being known simply as 'gleeks'.

Morrison plays Will Schuester and the series has just wrapped up its first season to rave reviews and strong audience numbers. The show was once described as a mix of "Highschool Musical" and an edgier "Saved by the Bell."

The show features a large number of show tunes and popular hits and the cast voice their own songs. After each show the music is released on iTunes and over the course of the past year, viewers have already downloaded more than seven million digital copies.

"Glee" won the 2010 Golden Globe award for best television series and Morrison was also nominated in the best actor category.

Before Morrison's big break on Glee, he was already a hugely successful star on Broadway.

Morrison made his debut on Broadway in the hit musical, "Footloose," followed by a performance in the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show."

In 2002, Morrison starred in the original Broadway production of "Hairspray," and earned a Grammy award for the shows album.