Friday, 18 March 2011

To party or not to party that is the question...

...and the good citizens of Kingston upon Hull have resoundingly decided not to party, that is as far as the streets are concerned, when Prince William and Kate Middleton are married on 29 April.

According to the press this week the local council has received not one application to hold a party on the Queen's highway to celebrate the nuptials of her grandson. Of course this may just be the refusal of your normal tight fisted Yorkshire man to pay for the privilege, especially for such things as insurance, warning cones and all the other paraphernalia of the nanny state.

Some say it is the spirit of Oliver Cromwell and a republican trend which goes back nearly four centuries. It may have something to do with their ex MP John now Lord 2 Jags Prescott, who rose from humble toil as a merchant seaman to Deputy Prime Minister and finally to TV ad man for car insurance. But who better to provide some knock out spirit to get the party going!

No, Timelord thinks none of this really touches the spot. The jaw dropping reality of the Royal Wedding is that it reminds us all of the wedding of William's parents nearly 30 years ago and that jug ears Charles is still king in waiting. If that thought doesn't dampen the party spirit nothing will.

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