no no, it wasn't taken in offence, I was just continuing the joke!
I am by no means a royalist (don't get me started). Anyway I didn't mean to offend the French either. It was just a joke, maybe I took it too far?
There are quite a few proverbs or sayings about marriage in English and Irish English and Irish Gaelic etc and quite a few traditional songs about young maids having to marry old men, or shepherdesses getting seduced by noble knights and having to take the consequences but rain I'm afraid doesn't enter into it - perhaps we don't notice it