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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. 23rd, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
People in the states I encountered while visiting last week are *way* more excited about the royal wedding than most people I know in England. My grandmother is planning to watch the full coverage, regardless of how early she has to get up to see it. She actually remembers the current Queen's wedding and listening to it on the radio, so I guess there's some continuity for her.