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Royal Wedding etc.

The bus to the Tate Modern the other day passed by Westminster Abbey. I have never seen the lines to get in so long, wrapping around the block - the Royal Wedding effect. A large BBC truck was parked beside the building, as was a BT vehicle, laying the datalines to transmit large volumes of data next week.

But really, it was an email from a Germany-based tea & coffee company whose mailing list I am on which brought home the global scale of the thing: they began this month's advertising with a Royal Wedding mug and special tea blend.

Tomorrow begins ten days of national semi-shutdown. For three day's leave, an eleven day vacation. I imagine the airports will be packed.


Apr. 21st, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm an on email list for a tea shop in Annapolis, MD, that I like to frequent when I visit my family, and just this morning they sent out an email advertising some sort of Royal Wedding tea or special or something-- I didn't look too closely before deleting.

ETA: I have dim memories of watching Charles & Diana's wedding on tv with my mom when I was very small. Out of what is probably just a misplaced sense of nostalgia, I'd sort of like to see the feed of the wedding, but I really don't care about who's wearing what and who did the flowers and who's invited and how much it cost and all that nonsense. I have been enjoying Stephen Colbert's preparations for the royal wedding. (I wonder if he ever got his invitation?)

Edited at 2011-04-21 11:40 pm (UTC)