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British Royal Wedding Protests

Updated on April 5, 2011

No one can ignore the forthcoming British Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, although undoubtedly, many would like to do!

However, this particular Royal Wedding does not seem to have struck the same chord as the Royal Wedding between Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981. Perhaps the subsequent events left a somewhat sour taste in the mouth of the British Public and her death almost certainly elevated her to a status that Kate Middleton will be unable to match and despite the media trying to whip up the British public, I suspect Kate Middleton will be quite happy to be in Diana's shadow.

It has been suggested that this Royal Wedding will be low key, although that will almost certainly not mean low key as we know it with the Royal Wedding expected to cost in the region of between £50m and £100m, all of course, to be footed by the British taxpayer, who is probably more worried about losing his job than the pomp and ceremony of a Royal Wedding.

And there will be those who without a doubt oppose the Royal Wedding. From the ones quietly in the background, ignoring the whole thing, to those more vehemently opposed to it. Indeed the Daily Telegraph, much known for it's support of the Royal Family and it's hatred of those who don't approve, have published articles about an Anarachist 'plot' to disrupt the Royal Wedding.


Apparently, the Police are concerned that protesters along the lines of the break out groups on the recent March for the Alternative, who attacked the Ritz amongst other wealthy places, are planning a major attack of the Royal Wedding. Apparently their source is a 'leading anarchist' which is a bit of a misnomer as Anarchists don't have groups or leaders.


The police have commented that their big fear is that the public will mingle in with the crowd, before donning their all black attire and attacking the Royal Wedding with paint or more worryingly, Molotov cocktails. Apparently Facebook and Twitter are alight with rumours about alleged plots and tactics.


However, the reality is that it is highly unlikely to happen to any kind of extent that will worry the public. Inevitably there will be those who actively oppose and possibly attack the Royal Wedding in other ways, such as hacking into media feeds etc, but the likelihood of a physical attack, is probably fairly low. The police on the March for the Alternative, on the whole played a fairly low key role; something that is fairly unlikely at the Royal Wedding but time will tell.



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      donna bamford 6 years ago from Canada

      Interesting Ritsos. Here in Canada we know nothing of this. We're just looking forward to it and Diana is still much loved for her work and compassion not only for her beauty.I particularly remember a program about her touching lepers in Nepal? And another

      about landmines. She deserves all her popularity.

      I hope that the new royal couple can follow in her footsteps. Good hub.