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The Big Debate: The Royal Wedding - Day Off or Day to Remember

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With less than 24 hours to go until the Royal Wedding, the nation is split into those who love a good Royal knees up, and those who are counting down the hours until extra bank holiday weekend begins.

Here, Kate and Emma put forward their thoughts on the day.

Emma can't wait for the Royal Wedding

I quite like the Royals. Sure, they're out of touch, eccentric and bumbling, but they make brilliant news fodder. Plus, how many 85-year-old ladies do you know who work every single day of the year? High five to the Queen for that alone.

Now we've got the Royal Wedding, the perfect excuse to throw a street party, head to one of the big screens across the country or enjoy a good old fashioned knees up at home. It's bought a huge amount of tourism to the capital, and plenty of companies have seen a much needed rise in profits from all the (tacky-but-essential) wedding merchandise.

The Royals only cost each taxpayer 69p a year to support. That's a bit of a bargain rate for an extra bank holiday in my book. And it's not like the future King gets married to his sweetheart every day, is it?

Now I'm off to put up the bunting and dig out my Royal teabags...

Kate is just happy for a day off...

Now, I'm not an anti-royalist by any stretch of the imagination - the royal family and everything that comes with them does wonders for the British tourism industry, and I won't go into details about my manifesting crush on Prince Harry - but that doesn't mean that I feel anything more than indifference towards the royal wedding.

It's all very sweet and lovely and blah blah blah that the Prince William is marrying his university sweetheart Kate Middleton, but I don't know them, and I most likely never will. With that in mind, why would I be excited for their pending nuptials? I mean, people are getting married all the time.

While I don't feel excited for Kate and Will, I do feel appreciation...I am immensely grateful for the fact that they have provided the nation with an extra day off work. Brilliant!

While others will be drowning themselves in tacky Union Jack paraphernalia, I'll be lounging out in the sun (touch wood), with a Pimms in my hand, and a smirk on my face. Forget the royal wedding...I'm all about a royal old knees up!

Are you excited about the Royal Wedding tomorrow?

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Posted by Emma Cossey on April 28, 2011


I'm a little bit of both if I'm honest. I wasn't excited about the Royal Wedding until this last couple of weeks when I've been totally caught up in the hype! Go on Kate, make us proud to be British! x

Posted by: Jess Markwood | April 28, 2011 5:15 PM

As an American I am jealous in all respects - that you have a royal wedding (what did we get? Chelsea Clinton's wedding? Blech!) and that you get a day off. Because I will be working all day covering YOUR royal wedding, haha.

Posted by: Andrea | April 28, 2011 6:33 PM

I'm with Andrea. As an Australia I'm jealous that the Brits get a day off too. Surely as one of the countries in the Commonwealth, who also share the same Queen, we too deserve a day off to celebrate?

But that's not the point is it? Oops. I'm excited for the wedding, but more importantly to see just what Kate wears. What a moment in fashion history it will be!

Posted by: Kim | April 29, 2011 6:15 AM

My main problem is that people keep saying things like 'the nation have a day off' and 'everyone has the day off' whereas I was up at 7.30am to go to work and I'm certainly not the only one. I don't begrudge all the office-based people their bank holiday, but would like them to remember those of us who had to work through it!

Posted by: Helen | May 1, 2011 1:31 PM

As a Brit i am so proud to have the royal family, the wedding is beautiful and i just watched it, Kate looked amazing and Will did 2, it's so sweet. Is there anything wrong with people wanting 2 see the beautiful wedding that joins England's future king with the woman he loves? The country is in trouble and this is a lovely celebration 2 bring neighbors 2gether. So get in the spirit arrange a street party and enjoy..!

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Posted by: Insanity | June 10, 2011 9:19 AM

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