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A. I don't like the royal family
244 55%
A. I like the royal family
105 24%
B. I don't care about the royal wedding
397 89%
B. I do care about the royal wedding
60 13%
Voters: 446.
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#1
With the royal wedding looming (who actually gives a toss out of interest?), I wondered what the Pit's thoughts are with regards to them in general.

On the one hand, some think they're a waste of money. As long as there is the royal family, there will always be social inequalities in the country etc.

On the other, they bring in tourism and money, plus it's part of the culture / national identity etc.

Personally, I don't know. I would to need to know how much they take away from the country through their lifestyle, compared to how much they benefit through tourism.

And I don't gives a toss about the wedding.
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#3
As a US citizen, I really couldn't care less about the Royal Family. We have the Kardashians.
#4
Does anyone except for women who love weddings care at all?
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#5
I don't really care about the royal family, but it's not every day a member of the monarchy gets married. Pretty cool thing to be around for, I think.
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#6
Glad to see the inbreeding is stopping.

Also... seems like now it's more of a celebraty status from an outdated system. Now we're just interested because they are the "king" or "queen" or "princess" and we all like to fantisize about being a king or queen or princess.
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#7
The queens alright but the rest I don't care for. Not watching the wedding though, I probably wouldn't sit around and watch a tape of a freinds wedding, why would I sit in and watch the wedding of two relative strangers?
#8
I couldn't give less of a fuck.
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#10
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#11
I wasn't interested in it until I saw that it was predicted to be seen by around 2 billion people.
Yes, that's 2/7 of the world's population. Although from the amount of interest I've seen from people in this country (the origin country), let alone the rest of the world, it seems pretty unlikely

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My only though towards the Royal Wedding is......

A DAY OFF! YAY!

This also. 2 week Easter holiday + bank holiday + royal wedding = 18 days off
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#14
I am usually not caring, but am gonna wake up at 4 am to watch the wedding because it interests me
#15
IT's not so much about the money they cost - it's where it's from.

The policing cost of the wedding is expected to run into tens of millions of pounds - that money could be much better used employing nearly 500 police officers for full year where they are really needed...

EDIT: yes it brings in tourist money - but that does not go where it is needed - it goes to a handful of already wealthy business who use it to employ accountants to help with their tax evasion...
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#16
Don't care, don't particularly like the idea of a Royal Family and would rather see it disbanded.
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Don't care, don't particularly like the idea of a Royal Family and would rather see it disbanded.

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#20
I don't like them and don't see why people should be born into that kind of life.
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#21
Its a money sinkhole for britain.
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#22
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#24
My mom is planning on waking up at 3am to watch the wedding on tv
Me on the other hand could not care at all
#26
I'm American, so I don't really care. Every time I hear about the Royal Wedding I just think of that line in "The Queen Is Dead" when Morrissey says "Charles, don't you ever crave to appear on the front of the Daily Mail dressed in your mother's bridal veil?"
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My mom is planning on waking up at 3am to watch the wedding on tv
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#28
I don't really care. I wish they'd STFU on TV about it though.

Also, if we didn't have them, this would just be a shitty little island in the North Sea which nobody would ever want to visit so I guess they do some good
#29
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IT's not so much about the money they cost - it's where it's from.

The policing cost of the wedding is expected to run into tens of millions of pounds - that money could be much better used employing nearly 500 police officers for full year where they are really needed...

EDIT: yes it brings in tourist money - but that does not go where it is needed - it goes to a handful of already wealthy business who use it to employ accountants to help with their tax evasion...


The wedding is being funded by the families, not the public.
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#30
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I don't really care. I wish they'd STFU on TV about it though.

Also, if we didn't have them, this would just be a shitty little island in the North Sea which nobody would ever want to visit so I guess they do some good

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#31
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You have soccer

Aren't you guys decent in soccer

What is his soccer you speak of?

Seriously though, nah, the English national team is utter balls.
#32
To people from England, if it was not for the Royal Family I can guarantee that no one would even know where you guys are.
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#33
A royal execution would solve our recession forever if we made it pay per view.
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#34
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I don't really care. I wish they'd STFU on TV about it though.

Also, if we didn't have them, this would just be a shitty little island in the North Sea which nobody would ever want to visit so I guess they do some good

Loads of people visit this shitty little island and we've no Royal Family.
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#35
I'm happy there is a royal wedding. I'm getting paid 50% extra to work on the wedding holiday.
#37
My indifference is maximum.

So, what y'all doing with the bank holiday?
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#38
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To people from England, if it was not for the Royal Family I can guarantee that no one would even know where you guys are.

I don't get why people are saying shit like this. It's ridiculous. Britain has given the world plenty of great things that aren't the Royal Family. William Shakespeare and David Bowie, for example.
#39
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#40
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To people from England, if it was not for the Royal Family I can guarantee that no one would even know where you guys are.

Tell that to all the countries the English used to own.
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Except we have some of the best teeth in the world.

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