Britain’s Prince Harry and his actress fiancee Meghan Markle are all set to walk down the aisle on Saturday (19), and the international media has dubbed the wedding a massive event. But are Britons really interested in the wedding?
Two in three Britons are not really bothered, a new poll, conducted by the YouGov survey, found. While 66 percent of British people said they were uninterested in the upcoming wedding, a third said they were “not interested at all.”
About nine percent of Britons said they were “very interested” in the wedding, and around 27 said they were planning to watch or listen to the ceremony on television, radio or online.
Republic, the anti-monarchy campaign group that commissioned the poll, said Saturday’s wedding was just another showbiz sideshow. “It’s not a lot different from the international fascination with the Kardashians,” its chief executive Graham Smith told news agency AFP.
Harry and Markle are set to walk down the aisle at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday. There is still no clarity on who will walk Markle down the aisle, as her father won’t be attending the wedding due to a heart surgery.
Thomas Markle, who lives in Mexico, recently revealed that doctors will “go in and clear blockage, repair damage, and put a stent where it is needed” during the operation.
Thomas blames his son for triggering his heart attack. Thomas Jr recently wrote an open letter urging Harry not to marry Meghan.
“As more time passes to your royal wedding, it became very clear that this is the biggest mistake in royal wedding history,” Thomas Jr warned. “Meghan Markle is obviously not the right woman for you.” he also adds that she is a “jaded, shallow, conceited woman that will make a joke of you and the royal family heritage.”