Back in the day, when the Royals got wed,
the people of England pulled out all the stops.
Gatherings; street parties; flags stuck to cars
– even those Union Jack pencil tops.
However, since Fergie and Di said their vows
amidst all the media frenzy and hype,
The Family Windsor have lost their allure;
and so, for a wedding, the timing is ripe.
Sceptics may claim that this union is
an intended distraction from government cuts;
Royalists will say it’s a joyous event,
and they’ll watch it on TV with lager and nuts.
No matter your standpoint, you’ve got to admit
that an extra day off is a rare novelty;
like the endless array commemorative tat
such as porcelain plates, mugs and trays for your tea.
Prince William and Kate are at least more a treat
for the eyes, than can Charles and Camilla profess;
and as for Prince Edward and Sophie’s “big” day
– does anyone even remember her dress?
So let us be swept up in patriotism
and pin up the bunting in spite of our pride;
let’s all be united in wishing them well
as it’s not every day that a Prince takes a bride.
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