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April 16, 2011 8:06 PM   Subscribe

Not the Royal Wedding [slyt]

From The Telegraph The video is based on Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson's wedding video

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posted by nickyskye (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Watched this earlier today, I loved it. Very excited for the big day! I'm flying to Florida to watch with my mother. Question, why is the wedding so early? 11 a.m. service, I'm looking at the schedule and the congregation has to get there at 8 a.m. Doesn't it make more sense to do things later in the day?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:12 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


(Of course, I'm not just thinking of them- I'm thinking of us here in the US, getting up at 4 a.m. or earlier to watch it all on TV!)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:14 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I'm flying to Florida to watch with my mother"

I have a life to sell you...
posted by tomswift at 8:15 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


I love my mother, spending time with her for any occasion is a joy.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:17 PM on April 16, 2011 [26 favorites]


So, I presume they're lookalikes in the video?

I wish I were famous enough to have lookalikes getting acting jobs because I had direct ancestors who were chosen by God to run England.

Better self promote myself via sockpuppet.
posted by mccarty.tim at 8:17 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


Of all the lookalikes, I thought the Camilla was particularly good.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:18 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]


That was fantastic, and all of the lookalikes were easily identifiable which is a bit of a surprise. I'm not particularly excited for the event, I'm more looking forward to the next coronation except for the fact it requires the passing of Liz II.
posted by Harpocrates at 8:21 PM on April 16, 2011


Well I've always thought mccarty.tim was awesome enough to have been chosen by God to run England!
posted by Blasdelb at 8:30 PM on April 16, 2011


tim is dead! Long live tim!
posted by stavrogin at 9:36 PM on April 16, 2011


How sweet that they found a means to remember this special day in such a special way.
posted by dhartung at 9:53 PM on April 16, 2011


This sort of expensive nonsense makes me yearn for the return of cromwell. (except cromwell was a bastard)
posted by PinkMoose at 10:14 PM on April 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Royal Wedding can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, having given me a free day off work.
posted by Richard Holden at 10:59 PM on April 16, 2011


It's the wedding of the second in line for the throne. Meh. Doesn't warrant much more attention than the Charles-Camilla wedding.

OOH, BUT I WONDER WHAT HER HAIR WILL LOOK LIKE!!!

Brown. It'll look brown.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:16 PM on April 16, 2011 [4 favorites]



This sort of expensive nonsense makes me yearn for the return of cromwell. (except cromwell was a bastard)


No no no no, this is how the royalty should be. Puffed up tourism-driving, media attracting, collective-plate creating puffy nonsense. Just direct itllal into hair style reports and cake updates and not on actually doing or deciding anything. If nothing else, the decision of one huge rich family to be on okay terms with another rich family means some people get to make some cash selling spoons.
posted by The Whelk at 11:53 PM on April 16, 2011


Its the dress I've randomly tried to google, just for curiosity's sake

Nothing like a dose of the Daily Mail for a Sunday read :)
posted by infini at 11:58 PM on April 16, 2011


Oh yay a royal wed thread! You know mefi's you have your own William and Kate in me and hubby robot rex. He goes by Willy though. And I'm not upping the royalty sound by going by Katherine. Here's us on our royal day. I totally want mefi Willy to get me that goofy knock off ring that's all over the tee vee too. Because I share names with the couple I'm justified in totally dorking out on all things royal this month. I will be there in front of my telly at 4AM, hopfully with knock off ring on my finger, drinking Pimms or something. Cheers!
posted by dog food sugar at 12:58 AM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


collective-plate creating

Assimilate our irresistible line of commemorative Borg Invasion flatware into your fine dining experience today!
posted by Sys Rq at 1:12 AM on April 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


The official Royal wedding app is out tomorrow, iOS and Android users will be glad to hear. (Don't worry, there's plenty of unofficial ones available if you can't wait that long.)
posted by Richard Holden at 2:48 AM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


There was an hilariously snarky bit on the BBC about this the other day... apparently William's sole interest in Who's Who is 'sport'... good to know we'll be having an intellectual running the country.

Can't even be arsed watching the Marathon today so I can't see I'll have much enthusiasm for the big event... though I might tune in, muttering something about 'tumbrels' throughout.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:07 AM on April 17, 2011


If only. IF ONLY.
posted by Summer at 5:09 AM on April 17, 2011


I'll be doing my very best to avoid all forms of TV and radio on the 29th, and probably in the days leading up to it, but that video was hilarious. The lookalikes were surprisingly good - especially Camilla and William. Only Charles was a bit off. Even the lookalike Harry is a spitting image of James Hewitt!
posted by afx237vi at 7:07 AM on April 17, 2011


Why do I care?

No, really, why do I care? I'm not even British! There's just something about the absolute absurd, enthusiastic frivolity of the royal wedding juggernaut that I find totally fascinating and adorable. Creepy nails? "Almost life-size" themed fridges? Sign me up!
posted by you're a kitty! at 8:05 AM on April 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


the fridge link led me to this hilarious Chinese made commerative cup -heh fake prince indeed
posted by infini at 8:36 AM on April 17, 2011


Camilla is like unbelievably realistic...I don't know if that bothers the actress.
posted by rozomon at 3:12 AM on April 18, 2011


No, really, why do I care? I'm not even British!
Most British people don't care either.
posted by mippy at 3:27 AM on April 18, 2011


I didn't care until I saw the Royal Wedding Drinking game. Now I'm going to be watching with rapt attention.
posted by Summer at 4:15 AM on April 18, 2011


rozomon: Camilla is like unbelievably realistic...I don't know if that bothers the actress.

I'm guessing most of the people in the clip are professional lookalikes rather than character actors. This might be Camilla.
posted by afx237vi at 6:12 AM on April 18, 2011


In other news, hey Adam Ant is coming back!
posted by stormpooper at 7:23 AM on April 18, 2011


Here's another tribute.... NSFW unless you work in a factory that makes swearwords + Earworm warning.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:55 AM on April 18, 2011


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