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Started by Gotout on Oct 1, 2018 2:25:56 PM
I'm sick of Royal Weddings.

Once again the great British public will be given the honour of paying for another Royal wedding. Why don't we all say 'NO'?

https://www.republic.org.uk/petition/royal-wedding-eugenie

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Agaliarept - 01 Oct 2018 14:28:10 (#1 of 150)

Why don't we all say 'NO'?

Maybe not everyone minds paying for it?

I know my wife's family are all monarchists for example.

airynothing - 01 Oct 2018 14:30:10 (#2 of 150)

I’m very fond of my next door neighbours. Doesn’t mean I’d be prepared to pay for their wedding.

Agaliarept - 01 Oct 2018 14:31:54 (#3 of 150)

I’m very fond f my next door neighbours. Doesn’t mean I’d be prepared to pay for their wedding.

Well you're not paying for any whole royal wedding yourself. If your neighbours asked for help paying, would you?

I don't think if we stopped paying for the royals that we'd all get a rebate. I'm sure whatever government was in power would find a way to pocket the spare money themselves or give it to their cronies.

Bonusy - 01 Oct 2018 14:35:36 (#4 of 150)

It'd be slightly less going on the national debt

barkis - 01 Oct 2018 14:35:59 (#5 of 150)

They seem to be complaining about the security costs. They would apply if a non-royal in the public eye was getting married.

Bonusy - 01 Oct 2018 14:38:20 (#6 of 150)

Wouldn't a non-Royal in the public eye pay their own security costs though?

Impedimenta - 01 Oct 2018 14:38:27 (#7 of 150)

I do hope someone with a brain has a firm word with Eugenie and Jack, pointing out that crowds will not fill the streets of Windsor, and they're going to look pretty daft waving at thin straggles of ardent monarchists on a chilly October day. Then it can be scaled back to "sensible" and "in proportion". Yeah I know that won't happen and it's going to be an utter car crash. Which should bring a frisson of schadenfreude for the republicans.

invicta - 01 Oct 2018 14:48:05 (#8 of 150)

They need all the laughs they can get, joyless sorts that they are.

Gotout - 02 Oct 2018 16:14:14 (#9 of 150)

Any homeless scum who are making the streets look untidy will be moved out of sight before the wedding. More excellent use of public money no doubt

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6231087/Windsor-homeless-booted-streets-ahead-Royal-Wedding.html

SinnerBoy - 11 Oct 2018 00:04:40 (#10 of 150)

Fuck 'em. Granny should cough up for it, she's fucking loaded. The scrounging cow ought to be paying for Buck House, too.

TinyMcOtter - 11 Oct 2018 00:16:31 (#11 of 150)

Sequestrate their assets.

Arjuna - 11 Oct 2018 08:49:13 (#12 of 150)

Can't the Tequilla company pay?

AlanII - 11 Oct 2018 08:51:03 (#13 of 150)

Perhaps Royal weddings could be crowd funded.

Arjuna - 11 Oct 2018 09:54:27 (#14 of 150)

may be a problem mustering a crowd for this one

AlanII - 11 Oct 2018 09:57:13 (#15 of 150)

Then they could have a quiet parents only do in a Registry office.

Arjuna - 11 Oct 2018 10:01:05 (#16 of 150)

I get the impression its all Andy's doing.

His daughters look a couple of upper class twits but not altogether terrible people.

Wonder if Eugenie even wants to parade around Windsor in a carriage?

surferboogiewhatever - 11 Oct 2018 10:01:53 (#17 of 150)

Even if you love the royals, Eugenie is a bit irrelevant, isn't she? The more sprogs William has, the more irrelevant she becomes. I suppose the counter-argument to that is that she isn't quite as rich as the Wales lot so she needs the help, but then neither are most people who get married, and they either just suck it up and don't have an extravagant wedding or voluntarily go into debt for one.

mememe - 11 Oct 2018 10:03:27 (#18 of 150)

You're discounting the possibility of a right royal coach crash, I see.

Arjuna - 11 Oct 2018 10:04:09 (#19 of 150)

oh she is but the big stars of the royal family will be there so crowds may gather for that, problem is most brides don't like being side showed on their big day, it sounds quite embarrassing for her.

Lento_ - 11 Oct 2018 10:08:13 (#20 of 150)

I find it utterly mind boggling trying to work out what would motivate someone to be in the crowd to watch her wedding. It's weird enough going along to gawp at one of the main royals, but excitement about one that a lot of people would struggle to identify in a line up is even stranger.

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