The nation is going Royal Wedding crazy but don’t get confused by all the mayhem. Here’s ten things to know about the big event including some of the best ways to see the wedding.
Royal Wedding fever is sweeping the nation and we think there’s a good chance you’re fed up of seeing the same old ‘Will and Kate’ promotions. So we’ve done our research and found some unusual ways to celebrate the big event and rounded up the most weird and wonderful Royal Wedding memorabilia too.
Royal Wedding walk
If you want to get into the spirit of the Royal romance before the big day then take part in the Royal Wedding walk.
It’s taking place every Monday afternoon at 2pm from Green Park tube station, as well as the following Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm: March 13, March 27, April 10 and April 24. There will also be a grand finale special at 2.30pm on Thursday April 28.
80s wedding club night
Celebrate the Royal Wedding 80s style with the ‘Right Royal Knees Up’ at Club de Fromage in Islington in London on 30 April.
You can dance to wedding-themed music, take your own vows in the marriage chapel and record it all in the wedding photo booth.
Ways to watch the wedding
If you want to be part of the crowds then go to Hyde Park which is expected to attract over 200,000 people watching the big event on its screens; there’s also fairground attractions and a giant observation wheel.
Watch it on the big screen: the cinemas in Leicester Square will open its doors for screenings of the wedding on a grand scale.
Have a bird’s eye view of the wedding procession: watch a live broadcast of the wedding, 29 floors above the crowds in Westminster at venue Altitude 360, which presents perfect vantage point to watch the celebrations below. And don’t forget that while the wedding itself will be an exclusive affair, the public can still cheer on the royal newlyweds when they take part in a carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace after the ceremony.
Not in London?
If you want to escape the crowds but still celebrate the occasion then what about heading to Cornwall? The Budock Vean Hotel is hosting a special Royal Wedding long weekend where guests can look forward to a feast fit for a king, a croquet competition, boat-trips on the Helford and a Royal quiz.
And Hotel du Vin, in Glasgow is hosting a Royal tea party with big screens, champagne and cakes.
As well as plenty of events across the country, there is a ton of souvenirs on the market to mark the occasion. If you’re looking for ideas, here are just a few:
Royal gadget bling
Show how patriotic you are with a gold Union Jack smartphone case. It’s been made especially to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Proporta, the makers of the pouch, describe it as ‘truly a piece of Royal gadget bling’.
Say ‘I Do’ over cheesecake
Perhaps you’re planning a Royal Wedding tea party? Then chances are you’ll need a cake. Luckily the English Cheesecake Company has come up with a special Royal Wedding cheesecake, snappily named the ‘Willi-Yum and Cheese-Kate’.
The Bespoke Goody Bag Company has developed themed goody bags for the event. The bags are made to order but options include: masks of your favourite royals, including the Queen, Prince Charles, and of course William and Kate; a bespoke bottle of champagne; Union Jack cupcakes; wind-up miniatures of the Royal family; and even a waving Queen. Prices for the bespoke goody bags start at £8, and must be ordered by 15 April 2011.
Everyone’s favourite romantic confectionary has also got in on the act by producing a special Royal Wedding themed packet of Love Hearts, which display the names of the bride and groom as well as wedding phrases such as ‘I do’.
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