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The royal wedding: your plans?

How will you be celebrating in France? Glued to the screen, or mucking out the sheep, or having a crown fitted?

Connexion readers have a wide variety of responses to the royal wedding, from street parties in apartments, to fleeing from the company of anyone who dare mention it:

AS A one-time militant in favour of Scottish nationalism, separation of Scotland from England, plus the formation of a Scottish Republic, I have little time for the colossal propaganda in favour of the English royals.

I've nothing against William, who seems a nice lad, and even less against Kate, whose beauty I find rare in those royal circles! But I doubt I'll spend much time watching TV and listening to all the hullabaloo, on that wedding day.

My aristocratic French wife, though, will be glued, moist-eyed, to the flat screen, not to miss a nano-second of the service and parades which, one has to admit, the English do so well.

Ah well, I shall just have to open more than usual quantities of the bubbly which I've learned, years ago, to prefer to run of the mill champagne, and thank my stars I don't have to contribute tax-wise to the cost of the festivities.
Och aye,
Elliot Stone

I WILL be as far away from a TV or radio that I can get. I am a republican and think the whole farcical wedding will cost British taxpayer a fortune, and if it lasts as long as his father's then it will all have to be paid again for Wedding II. The French got it right "off with their heads" and don't let them back, as the British were stupid enough to.
Dennis Townson

CERTAINLY will not be celebrating. I find the whole thing a nauseating waste of time.
Linda Bains

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Subject: Royal Wedding

Mucking out the sheep.
Penelope Lewis

I WILL be joined by seven of my friends (six Americans and one Englishwoman) from the American Women's Group in Paris for a "street party" in my Parisian apartment.

We will all be wearing our wedding finery and hats of course.

I will be serving canapes and champagne during the ceremony and then we will lunch on coronation chicken. There will be strawberries and cream served on scones for dessert.

We are all very excited and can't wait to watch from the wee hours of the morning until all the festivities are over.
Karen Magliocca Rocheteau

I LIVE in Pas de Calais which is an area without an expat community. I have decided to celebrate the Royal Wedding by inviting my French friend to enjoy the BBC coverage of the wedding on my English TV. I plan to cook an English lunch - haven't finalised the menu but it must include an English Trifle for the desert.
Yvonne Newell

WITH a mixture of French and British guests we will be hosting a champagne luncheon at our home in Dordogne for about 35 or so on the day. Our local brilliant electrical supplier, Joel Goupilleau, was intrigued to be asked to supply a big screen live viewing facility for the day - and is bringing a mega-sized TV to the house, which he will set up - and stay for lunch with his wife to celebrate this very English celebration.
Michael & Belinda Patterson

I AM going to spend the whole day watching all the royal wedding on the TV, I live in a small hamlet and we are the only English here (our choice) so I can just please myself.

I will not be doing any housework or cooking any meals. My husband is very understanding and although he goes out to work every day he will not mind getting his own meals for one day.

I am a true royalist and always have been, since i was a young girl. I have watched all of the queen's children grow up and followed their progress through life.

I hope that William and Kate will be very happy and I know that his beautiful mother will be smiling on them on their special day.
Sandie Waller

I DON'T have a television so I won't be watching the fiasco. Frankly I am sick to death of the hype the exhibition is causing. I'm not a royalist and I couldn't care less about them. What I'll be doing that day is avoiding the shops that will no doubt be televising it.
F Morant

I THINK we've seen all this wedding frenzy and commercialisation before, 30 years ago in fact, and look how that ended. At least this one might eventually be King. Personally, at the time of the ceremony, I will be at the dentist, ironically having a crown fitted. That will be my only accession to royalty on the 29th.

Oh! I do love living in France.
Tony Otter (Tarbes)

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