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9:28am on Wednesday, 17th November, 2010:
So, Prince William has finally persuaded Kate Middleton to marry him before he loses all his hair. Great! Nothing like a Royal wedding to give left-wingers something to gripe about instead of the economy.
Except, the date they've set is the thoroughly unhelpful "Spring or Summer". Thousands of people are getting married next "Spring or Summer" in London, and they're going to want to know if their big day is going to have to be rescheduled because of someone else's big day. Saying that the Royal Wedding could be any Saturday in Spring or Summer is not helpful, and causes every one of those people unnecessary consternation.
I'm supposed to be going to a friend's wedding in central London on 21st May. That's in Spring or Summer. If it's the day of the Royal Wedding, getting from the church to reception is going to be a nightmare. I realise that they can't tell us what day the Royal Wedding will be, but how long will we have to wait before we're told which days it won't be?
I was in the crowd for the Charles & Diana wedding in 1981. I got back home just in time to see the fireworks on TV; they were good, but I suspect would probably have been better if I'd had a colour set rather than a black-and-white one...
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