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    Default The Royal Wedding

    This is good news, and should perk up the country amid all the job losses and spending cuts.

    Prince William has become engaged to his partner Kate Middleton.

    Clarence House has confirmed that the couple will marry next year. They will live in North Wales following a ceremony expected to be in the spring or summer.

    According to BBC News, the couple became engaged last month during a private holiday in Kenya.

    William, who is is second in the line of succession to the throne behind his father Prince Charles, met Middleton when they were studying at the University of St Andrews in Fife in 2001. Their relationship is believed to have begun in December 2003.

    The pair were reported to have split up in 2007, but were later seen at public engagements together.

    Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he is "delighted" at news of the Royal engagement and that he wishes the couple "all the best", before jokingly adding "She's probably up the duff!"

    On Twitter, Labour leader Ed Miliband added: "Delighted for Prince William and Kate Middleton on their engagement. The whole country will be wishing them every happiness."
    Good news?

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    How lovely!

    Maybe they'll give us all the day off to watch it?

    Si xx

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    Given the way things are going it'll be during the school holidays anyway

    They will live in North Wales following a ceremony expected to be in the spring or summer.
    Do they really mean North Wales (what punishment) or rather hoity-toity celebrity packed Cheshire ?

    Prime Minister David Cameron ......... before jokingly adding "She's probably up the duff!"
    FFS, he's the bloody PM ! Why doesn't he keep his opinion to himself, and focus on not f@#king up the country completely
    Bazinga !

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    As long as the Tax payer isn't picking up the bill then yes, it's good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiHart View Post
    How lovely!

    Maybe they'll give us all the day off to watch it?

    Si xx

    did people get the day off back in 19892 when his mum got married ?

    well other than England, winning the World Cup, a Royal Wedding for Prince William , is about the only thing that will cheer the country up at the moment next to The Queen, he is the most popular Royal, and if the cerbrations of the Queens (golden jubilee) a few years back are anything to go by William's wedding will be another hugely popular event. and let's face it when it comes to all that pomp and pageantry no one dose it better than the British.

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    Some of us are bigger fans of Harry.

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    Two massively overprivileged people are getting married, and will have a ridiculously expensive party to celebrate, and we're supposed to be excited? Sorry, I just don't understand why (unless it's just excitement about getting a day off work, which then I can!)

    and if the cerbrations of the Queens (golden jubilee) a few years back are anything to go by William's wedding will be another hugely popular event
    Bar tv coverage, I honestly don't think it had an impact on the lives of anyone I know, and no one really cared about it. It's not as if we had street parties akin to the marriage of Prince Charles and Di...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Masters View Post
    FFS, he's the bloody PM ! Why doesn't he keep his opinion to himself, and focus on not f@#king up the country completely
    Oh, leave him alone, he's probably mistaken him for William IV anyway, the bampot!

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    The Royals don't have a good track record with marriages do they? I'm with Alex on this as I am not a royalist.

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    Bar tv coverage, I honestly don't think it had an impact on the lives of anyone I know, and no one really cared about it.
    Oh come now! Brian May played guitar on the palace roof! That was fun! Except for my friend, who worked at the Palace that day and almost got run over by May in his big Jag.

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    See, such events are a menace to society! If May is unleashed again, who knows how many will die this time!
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    "Ew - your dead mother's engagement ring? Why would I want that? What did you do, pry it off her dead fingers?

    "Why didn't you buy a new one, you cheap bastard?"


    The marriage of Kate and Wills doesn't get off to a good start ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren View Post
    The Royals don't have a good track record with marriages do they?
    Oh come on! The Queen's remained married to Prince Philip for 63 years!

    Ah... Point taken!

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    now confirmed for friday april 29th at westminster abbey..

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    And a bank holiday too!
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    Ah! so it'll rain on April the 29th then!

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    So that'll be a 4 day weekend for most.

    And an 80 million tax payer bill & counting.

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    Hurrah! Not on the same day as my sister's wedding then!
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    A lot of the bill is being footed by the Queen and the Middleton's, apparently. Certainly the dress, flowers etc. And it'll make a lot of money for tourism and local businesses.

    Typically, it's the week we're being urged to head off for a holiday with the family.

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    Well at least it's a day less holiday you'll have to take Si.

    Si xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McCow View Post
    Hurrah! Not on the same day as my sister's wedding then!
    Nor mine, by the looks of things!

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    Okay, so I'm the only person really excited? I *love* weddings, especially royal ones.
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    What do you mean you're the only person who's excited? The Lads are making cheap souvenir tat as we speak!

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    If nothing else, we can do pageantry really, really well.

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    well i enjoyed it and it's on days like this that makes me proud to be British.

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