Today, November 20, the results of a poll asking who should pay for Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s wedding were published. The overwhelming feeling is that the royal family should pay for its own royal wedding.
British public thinks royal wedding should not come out of tax money
According to a spokesman who passed on information yesterday, Prince William and Miss Middleton have already given some indications about the cost of their wedding. They have reportedly asked the Queen to foot most of the bill.
The public, including many groups who are critical of all things royal, are waiting for information about who will pay. At least one statement has gone out that the royals will “contribute” to the wedding costs, but if they truly want to endear themselves to the public and ensure the popularity of the monarchy in Britain, the two families in question might want to foot the entire bill.
The results of the survey seems to back that up: A full 82 percent of respondents said that the royal family should foot the bill. The British people feel that the event should be somewhere between “frugal” and “somewhat lavish.”
Royal spokesman says that William and Catherine must consult on wedding date
As yet, no date or venue has been announced. However, on Friday a royal spokesman confirmed that Prince William and Kate Middleton have somewhere in mind for their 2011 wedding.
Miss Middleton received a private tour of Westminster Abbey on Wednesday, accompanied by representatives of the royal family. However, it’s been reported that Westminster is still just one possible venue. Meanwhile, the Welsh gold mines at Clogau are still waiting to learn whether their rare reddish gold will be used for the wedding rings, as they have been since the 1920s.
For the royal wedding, Prince William and Catherine Middleton will need to consult authorities
When it comes to a date and venue, the couple will first need to consult with the Queen, British government and “other relevant parties.” They do not wish to be rushed and have made it clear that they will proceed at their own pace, after proper consideration.
It has been reported that Prince William wants an earlier, April or May, date, whereas the government is pushing for a summer date, when the weather is likely to be better. Those who know Prince William conclude that he will most likely get his own way.
The wheels are in motion for the wedding next year. Today, Prime Minister Cameron confirmed that there will be an additional bank, or public, holiday for the wedding. This follows a tradition of calling holidays for special royal occasions. There will be another one in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
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