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Would You Move Your Wedding for Royalty?

By Claire

Imagine the scenario: you’ve booked your wedding date, chatted to the vicar and are looking forward to getting married in a picturesque little church that probably means a lot to you… would you move over if another couple wanted it more?

the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh

the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh - from the BBc

Or, would you move over if another couple just wanted it, and were more famous? Or if they had more money?

The road to Scotland’s first royal wedding in 20 years

The story that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are getting married this summer in a church that was already booked by another couple is really making me think this morning. Read the full story on the BBC website.

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall wedding

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall - from the BBc

Apparently what happened is that the vicar called the bride and groom who’d already booked, and asked them politely if they’d consider changing their plans for the royal couple. They said yes as a gesture of goodwill. I think that’s an incredibly generous thing to do…

but I’m not sure I would – the wedding date is the 30th of July, a date I imagine will be pretty hard to get a new booking for. Is it just me, though? What would it take for you to change your wedding plans for another couple?


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