We all know that according to folklore and grandparents, in the days of old when there was only one TV per street, people would huddle round their neighbour’s screen to watch important things like Coronations, Christmas speeches and – of course, Royal Weddings. And this April 29th, to capitalize on that sense of nostalgia for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, there are a variety of places opening their doors so that we can watch the royal wedding communal-style. Just like in them-days!
The Everyman cinemas at Belsize Park and Winchester are screening the wedding from 11 am, with tickets available for free (FREE!) to the first people who turn up. Aces. The Gate Picturehouse cinema, Notting Hill, is also offering a free screening, with their broadcast beginning at 10 am and being followed, geniusly, by a showing The King’s Speech at 3.45 pm.
For a more reeeeegal setting, Osborne House on the Isle of Wight (the one where Queen Victoria lived with Billy Connelly) is showing the wedding on their lawn, with a selection of ‘celebratory refreshments’ - picnic boxes and champagne – and a buttonhole available to purchase. Fancy.
London Mayor, Boris Johanson, has also announced that Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square will be screening the wedding from 7 am (shudder) on giant screens. Grazia Daily suspects that the Trafalgar Square venue could well be a nightmarish crush of tourists, so our suggestion would be to head to the leafy surroundings of Hyde Park. Avec, of course, a bottle of something suitably celebratory. >hic<
But where will you be watching the Royal wedding? We like to know these things!
- Alex Butt