by spyk
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Will and Kate's wedding is almost upon us and most people in the UK seem uttterly bored by it already. There isn't much enthusiasm here for this great royal event. The media is, of course, trying to milk every ounce out of it, but the great British public are more excited by a day off work than the actual wedding.
I just wonder what people around the globe make of it......and, is there a marketing spin-off Ive missed
  • I haven't actually been watching, but it's on every channel of the television all day long. I can't wait until it's all over with. The only thing I've seen marketed, personally, is an 'exact replica' of her wedding ring but, like I said, I haven't really been paying much attention.
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    • Profile picture of the author askloz
      few? its tomorrow. 29th.

      Originally Posted by laurarussell49 View Post

      The Royal Wedding of the Century is now only a few days away. I bet everyone is excited to see Prince William marry his long time sweetheart Kate Middleton that will be on April 29, 2011
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  • Profile picture of the author greggycooper
    I'm also not paying much attention on this royal wedding. I think I rather be playing RIFT than watching the whole ceremony.
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  • Profile picture of the author ritu kapoor
    i think its mine only..
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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    its all a cover up, to make them come off like they are just like us, when all they are doing us sucking everyone dry!

    they're all a waste of space!

    Originally Posted by spyk View Post

    Will and Kate's wedding is almost upon us and most people in the UK seem uttterly bored by it already. There isn't much enthusiasm here for this great royal event. The media is, of course, trying to milk every ounce out of it, but the great British public are more excited by a day off work than the actual wedding.
    I just wonder what people around the globe make of it......and, is there a marketing spin-off Ive missed
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    • Originally Posted by askloz View Post

      its all a cover up, to make them come off like they are just like us, when all they are doing us sucking everyone dry!

      they're all a waste of space!
      You're from the UK, Loz. Who is paying for this multi-million dollar wedding? I've heard that both families are paying, but I find that hard to believe. I would be more inclined to believe the tax-payers are footing the bill.
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      • Profile picture of the author askloz
        the same people as the last wedding with diana.. THE TAX PAYERS!

        Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

        You're from the UK, Loz. Who is paying for this multi-million dollar wedding? I've heard that both families are paying, but I find that hard to believe. I would be more inclined to believe the tax-payers are footing the bill.
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        • Originally Posted by askloz View Post

          the same people as the last wedding with diana.. THE TAX PAYERS!
          Yeah, that's exactly what I figured. Pretty darn sad considering that family has been nothing but a figurehead for a looooooong time now. And it's not like they don't have the money to foot the bill, either.
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          • Profile picture of the author TG12
            It will be one of the most watched things in history so far. It will be good to see on TV but I cant beleive how many people are camping out to see it there. Doesnt anyone have a job anymore? lol
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            • Originally Posted by TG12 View Post

              It will be one of the most watched things in history so far. It will be good to see on TV but I cant beleive how many people are camping out to see it there. Doesnt anyone have a job anymore? lol
              It's a holiday. They get the day off.
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              • Profile picture of the author kururunfa
                The past week or so has been crazy - between Easter, the Royal Wedding, and the coming May Day bank holiday, nobody is doing any work! Some of my friends have ended up with 11 days off.

                It's nice weather though, so holidays are appreciated. Even my friends that aren't Royal Fans are pleased about the wedding.
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            • Profile picture of the author askloz
              lol, not sure where you been, but we're in a recession, a lot of ppl lost their jobs

              on a serious note... yeh, we're just like the American's who sit out side the staples center for Michael Jackson's funeral gathering.

              or the peeps who sit out side to get first dibs on seats at concerts...

              Originally Posted by TG12 View Post

              Doesnt anyone have a job anymore? lol
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      • Profile picture of the author JimBOUK71
        Originally Posted by Bradley J Anderson View Post

        You're from the UK, Loz. Who is paying for this multi-million dollar wedding? I've heard that both families are paying, but I find that hard to believe. I would be more inclined to believe the tax-payers are footing the bill.
        The families are paying for the wedding, we3 foot the security bill at £10 million and the city financial city loss of £1 billion!! Good wedding though, brought some £30 million in from tourists LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author michalerikshaw
    couple is really Awesome. i wish both live long and enjoy the every pleasure of life
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  • Profile picture of the author wendyw17
    When I watched TV I always seen the ad about the royal wedding, I think that most awaited part is the wedding gown of the bride, for me I think the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles way back was amazing, nothing compares! I hope they can reach the high expectations of the public.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffmac
      I'll be glad when its all over - they'll soon be forgotten!
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      • Profile picture of the author kevintg1
        Well i am loving it, set a souvenir site up at xmas, and i am killing it in sales, so the longer it last, hee,hee
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Most realistic estimates place the final cost for the wedding around 12 million pounds, all of which will be covered by private funds. However, the state may have to pay a hefty sum to cover public services like increased police presence for security and traffic detail.
          Prince Charles, the Queen and Kate's parents are kicking in large sums for the wedding.

          I wish them well and I admire their plans to live without pomp and servants for now. But at the same time I'm not all that interested in the wedding itself. Seems to be as much excitement (if not more) in the US as in the UK - but perhaps that is because Diana was so popular here and it carries over to Kate.

          Living in a country where the leadership changes every 4-8 years and jockeying for positions of power is the daily event - I've always admired the Brits for their stable (if a bit stuffy) monarchy that has so much history and tradition.

          Just a view from the far side of the pond....

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        • Profile picture of the author askloz
          good on ya, good to see someone thinking outside the box

          Originally Posted by kevintg1 View Post

          Well i am loving it, set a souvenir site up at xmas, and i am killing it in sales, so the longer it last, hee,hee
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      • Profile picture of the author askloz
        who's that? :confused:

        Originally Posted by jeffmac View Post

        I'll be glad when its all over - they'll soon be forgotten!
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    Originally Posted by spyk View Post

    Will and Kate's wedding is almost upon us and most people in the UK seem uttterly bored by it already. There isn't much enthusiasm here for this great royal event. The media is, of course, trying to milk every ounce out of it, but the great British public are more excited by a day off work than the actual wedding.
    I just wonder what people around the globe make of it......and, is there a marketing spin-off Ive missed
    I did not receive an invite!??? What gives Royal Family?
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    Both of them are on each and every news channel lol
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  • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
    Well, it's all over now.

    I don't mind admitting it, but at the end there were tears streaming down my face.

    Now, before you think I've turned into a soppy romantic, fear not.

    The tears were caused by following the Twitterstream commentary of the event.

    I haven't laughed so much in years.

    Can't wait for Prince Harry to get hitched.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Seems a bit juvenile to me, W.
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  • Profile picture of the author robertwells1
    Its really so amazing wedding ceremony.I can't see this type of cruises of the people for this wedding..There are hung of people attend this wedding..
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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      I'm no royalist, and am not really bothered one way or the other, but good on 'em! I'd rather watch a bit of Will & Kate "celebrity", than any sports or reality TV crap.

      Whatever one's opinion, the huge crowds served to indicate what the public at large thinks - in spite of income tax funding, and the general state of the UK
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  • Profile picture of the author kaivearn
    I've been watching, and it bores the hell out of me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Gehr
    Hey look, let's face it, there has been so much destruction, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, tornadoes etc., and this whole wedding gave us all a chance to just celebrate a couple of people who love each other.

    I'm not a royalist at all, as I think their riches could help the people out of recession, but besides all that, it was a great experience for most people, and for those that didn't think much of it--that's up to them : )
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    • Profile picture of the author Andr3w
      Those moaning about taxpayers footing the bill should know that the revenue surplus from the Crown Estate that the Queen gives to the treasury is usually about £200 million per year.
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    • Profile picture of the author hireava
      Originally Posted by Peter Gehr View Post

      Hey look, let's face it, there has been so much destruction, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, tornadoes etc., and this whole wedding gave us all a chance to just celebrate a couple of people who love each other.

      I'm not a royalist at all, as I think their riches could help the people out of recession, but besides all that, it was a great experience for most people, and for those that didn't think much of it--that's up to them : )

      I totally agree, there's so much more important issues to discuss rather than just paying attention to a couple's wedding.

      May be because they're the so called "royal family" and a very well known people all over the world wherein a lot of people give importance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin2010
    Yes it's the same old media tactic of building something up more than it is.

    The roayl wedding is a great spectical for the UK and they both seem reasonably down to earth but it won't paper over the cracks of our Monarchy that's for sure. They are so far away from reality it's untrue and long gone are the days when we actually cared for them.

    Yes, they are a new lease of life for our royal family but does anyone really care anymore? (i know i don't)
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  • Profile picture of the author spyk
    Great that so many Warriors have responded to my thread on this. The fact is that now just 4 days after the wedding, it's all but forgotten. It proves to me that it was really a establishment/media event, I've no doubt about it. Theres no real love for the Royals here in Britain, but the media and establishment just won't accept it, and theres always some gullible folk who'll believe and follow anything they're told to. If anything goes wrong with this marriage, then its curtains for the Royals you can be sure of that!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Maschke
    My wife and I stayed up all night to watch it, and it was worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author eniminimyni
    I have not been watching, but it's all television channels throughout the day,i can not wait till all at once,the only thing i've seen the market, personally,is a replica of his wedding ring, but as I said, i have not really been paying much concern.
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    WTF? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I cant stand all this hype, its just a wedding.

    But as a marketer we can learn from this and the event, and even piggy back off this, like I did at my blog today. Got soem good feedback too.
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  • Profile picture of the author ravikumar320
    It was the one of the remarkable event I have seen.
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  • Profile picture of the author itsanewidhere
    It will be of the most watched things in history so far,it will be lovely to see on TV but i cant believe how plenty of people are camping out to see it there.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
      ^^ Thanks for that Rip Van Winkle.

      Dan
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    There's always money to be made in anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author noozz
    anyone knows where they go for honeymoon !
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    • Profile picture of the author tamarindcandy
      Am I the only one who couldn't dredge up even the remotest interest in this brouhaha? :/
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    • Profile picture of the author racheltom
      Originally Posted by noozz View Post

      anyone knows where they go for honeymoon !
      i heard that they are off to canada. but they are very private abt thier trip
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  • Profile picture of the author rayjay08
    Even here in the US people were going crazy over the Royal Wedding. I mean there are more things we can putting in the news besides what is going wity Royalty overseas. I'm still happy for Will and Kate and think marriage is a good thing. But when will the media ever put something that is relevant to our society.
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