And if the children's angle is true, why go through all this fuss? How about a quick marriage with close friends, family and concerned kiddies attending? How about a secret wedlock, just sprung on us? No need for months of hysteria.
They are both the providers of the sharpest and wittiest remarks on their respective shows, not to mention never ending founts of comic relief. While it's just the tip of the iceberg, here's a collection of some of Sterling/Grantham's best.
Life at Downton was only nominally disrupted; the wedding was reluctantly postponed perhaps in part because there might be a shortage of healthy servants to attend to their guests. Alas, the wedding became a moot issue when the prospective bride suddenly succumbed to the disease.
Today we have the wine snob, the beer snob, the cheese snob, the opera snob, the film snob and countless other varieties. One definition of the food snob that amused me is "a person who looks down on those who do not know the difference between a daube and a navarin."
Filmmakers and novelists have long been fascinated by the way the optimistic, sunlit, pre-1914 Europe of emperors in plumed helmets and hussars on parade so quickly turned into a mass slaughterhouse on an unprecedented scale.