That sound of wailing and gnashing of teeth you might be hearing? If it is not politically sourced, it may well be from the readers of the "Births, Marriages, and Deaths" listings in The Times [of London], wherein one may find the following:

"The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cumberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katherine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London."

Full marks for the observance of decorum, I say.