Royal wedding fever in NYC: Party like you're in London, minus the jet lag

Apr 24, 2011 Read more: NY Daily News 16

Nicky Perry and her husband and business partner Sean Kavanath- Dowsett pose at Carry On Tea & Sympathy located at 100 Greenwich Avenue in Greenwich Village.

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Matt Chun

Silver Spring, MD

#1 Apr 28, 2011
TLC is throwing a live-viewing party in the Father Duffy area of Times Square New York. The royal nuptials will be shown on two of the most dynamic digital billboards in Times Square and guests will also be treated to a SAY YES TO THE DRESS fashion show and a live performance by Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter Coblie Caillat. Arrive early for free TLC Snuggies! Go to http://ow.ly/4IWaI for more info.

“Dum Di Dum”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#2 Apr 28, 2011
Wondering, if Koichi will be there too...

Since: Jul 10

Mineola, NY

#3 Apr 28, 2011
I'll be spending the day being happy about the fact that I don't live in a country or an empire who has to concern themselves with stupid things like royal families and stuck up, snobby attitudes about these "special" people. Screw you Prince William and screw you too, Princess Kate.

“Where the heart is.”

Since: Apr 11

South Africa

#4 Apr 28, 2011
Well, i'm not English, but i imagine the English are sick of it to, in fact i know it, and most of the girls i know, say, that once they have seen the dress, it's over.

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#5 Apr 28, 2011
who cares
Edmund Ruffin

United States

#6 Apr 28, 2011
This whole affair smacks of idolatry. Parliament decreeing 260 years ago that these people are important doesn't take away from the fact that are simply people, just like everyone else.

“Where the heart is.”

Since: Apr 11

South Africa

#7 Apr 28, 2011
Edmund Ruffin wrote:
This whole affair smacks of idolatry. Parliament decreeing 260 years ago that these people are important doesn't take away from the fact that are simply people, just like everyone else.
I really think we would all like to think this way, but the fact of the matter is, they are. Simple as that!
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#8 Apr 28, 2011
Edmund Ruffin wrote:
Parliament decreeing 260 years ago that these people are important doesn't take away from the fact that are simply people, just like everyone else.
simple people with a lot of money and jewels...not like everyone else.
Edmund Ruffin

United States

#9 Apr 28, 2011
Sorry. Worldy possessions do not garner my attention, nor do they command my respect. These two will have exactly nothing the moment they die, just like the rest of us. The notion of planning one's day around this event strikes me as the epitome of foolishness, not to mention a colossal waste of time.
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
simple people with a lot of money and jewels...not like everyone else.
Madamx

Cardiff, UK

#10 Apr 28, 2011
The Real Jimmy Crack Corn wrote:
I'll be spending the day being happy about the fact that I don't live in a country or an empire who has to concern themselves with stupid things like royal families and stuck up, snobby attitudes about these "special" people. Screw you Prince William and screw you too, Princess Kate.
You would be surprised at how many people here in the UK could care less about the royals especially the wedding. In fact they don't want a royal family. The reining royals don't even share the bloodline from ''Original Royalty''. Whats even more annoying is after the engagement announcement it was mentioned in passing that the british public will be paying for the royal wedding security bill (say what?). It means we have to pay to protect the royals from the sorry fuckers (from all over the world) who decide to sleep in lines waiting to get a glimpes of the bride/royal couple. What would be ideal and cheaper for us tax payers is for the royals to wed in a private ceremony away from the press. It's a personal and intimate day which could have saved us millons in taxes especially with the olympics next year meaning more tax increases keeping in mind we are still feeling the strain from the recession.

The people who are celebrating (a couple they have never met) the royal nuptuials aren't doing it for the sake of it. After speaking to loads of joyous middle-class, upper middle-class and traditional working class brits, they all seem respect both princes for really wanting to lead normal lives like you or I with millions in the bank and no pressure to rule the country.
That's goes totally against the traditional manner of the elder royals. It's one positive characteristic the princes mother has instilled in them. The press has contributed to this madness and the poor people living on a hand to mouth basis in he UK will feel the financial pressure the most.

On a lighter note, like most couples wishing to share their lives together, I wish them all the best and to keep communication strong in their marriage. Alway remember as each year goes by a couple becomes even more comfotable in the relationsihp beware mistaking extreme comfort for laziness(usually year 5-10) always keep communication open and sparks flowing.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#11 Apr 28, 2011
Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme executive power derives from a
mandate from the masses, not from some farcicial aquatic ceremony!

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#12 Apr 29, 2011
That was some day yesterday,I'm gonna have t-shirts made up..."I survived the royal wedding and NFL draft".
History Guy

West Hempstead, NY

#13 Apr 29, 2011
First of all, the present monarchy of Great Britain actually is rooted in Germany, not England. When Queen Anne died in 1714 with no children to assume the throne, in order to make sure no Catholic could claim the throne, a German cousin from Hanover was allowed to take the crown. King George V during WWI cleverly changed the family name to Windsor to make it appear they were British.
At any rate, Americans will claim that they don't care about the wedding or royalty, but it is Americans who probably will make up a large part of the viewing audience. Americans are star struck and celebrity watchers. The American media loves big events.
The American media has the audacity to call the Kennedy family, "American Royalty".
While most American think we broke away from Great Britain because we didn't like King George III and the taxes he imposed (He didn't, Parliament did) only 1/3 of the Colonial population supoorted the Revolution. 2/3 of the population wanted either to remain loyal or didn't care.
The real reason for the American Revolution was economics. It was led by the merchants of New England who wanted to make as much money as possible and as long as we stayed a colony of Great Britain, they would not be able to do so.
Many Americans will claim that they don't care about royalty in Britain, but have no real understanding of our connected history to Great Britain.

Since: Jul 10

Mineola, NY

#14 Apr 29, 2011
History Guy wrote:
First of all, the present monarchy of Great Britain actually is rooted in Germany, not England. When Queen Anne died in 1714 with no children to assume the throne, in order to make sure no Catholic could claim the throne, a German cousin from Hanover was allowed to take the crown. King George V during WWI cleverly changed the family name to Windsor to make it appear they were British.
At any rate, Americans will claim that they don't care about the wedding or royalty, but it is Americans who probably will make up a large part of the viewing audience. Americans are star struck and celebrity watchers. The American media loves big events.
The American media has the audacity to call the Kennedy family, "American Royalty".
While most American think we broke away from Great Britain because we didn't like King George III and the taxes he imposed (He didn't, Parliament did) only 1/3 of the Colonial population supoorted the Revolution. 2/3 of the population wanted either to remain loyal or didn't care.
The real reason for the American Revolution was economics. It was led by the merchants of New England who wanted to make as much money as possible and as long as we stayed a colony of Great Britain, they would not be able to do so.
Many Americans will claim that they don't care about royalty in Britain, but have no real understanding of our connected history to Great Britain.
Silence, Tory, lest we tar and feather you in the town square.

“Where the heart is.”

Since: Apr 11

South Africa

#15 Apr 29, 2011
well the dead is done,,,,, i was actually working,,, but just managed to see about 5 mins of it.

She looked beautiful and her dress was lovely, they didn't fluff their lines , and I am guessing that they wish right now that the whole thing was over too.

Since: Nov 12

Seattle, WA

#16 Jan 31, 2013
Indian weddings are a colorful and vibrant celebration that can last for several days.Even the pre-wedding ceremony is an elaborate affair http://londonrickshaws.co.uk/indian-weddings/

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