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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 16 May 2018 07:33 #7536

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Britain shrugs as Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan

Published time: 15 May, 2018 09:44

A majority of Brits don’t care about the Royal wedding, a YouGov poll has found. 66% said they don’t care about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, on Saturday.
The survey, commissioned by the anti-monarchist pressure group Republic, also found that 60% of those surveyed are just planning on having a normal weekend while a further 10% will be working.

Other findings include that 57% believe the Royals should pay the full cost of the wedding, including the cost of policing and security, while 76% said that given the chance, they would not want to contribute their own taxes to the wedding.

The poll also assessed people’s attitudes of Britons to the Royal Family as talks of succession to Queen Elizabeth II increase. While a predictable majority of 60% said they like the Queen, only a third said that they liked her “a great deal.”

Popularity of her son and heir, Prince Charles is even less so - with only 37% of those surveyed saying they would want him to succeed his mother. 46% would “prefer someone else.”

While the Queen has kept tight-lipped on commenting on public policy, her son has been known to voice his opinions on matters ranging from badger culls to the state of the armed forces. As king, this willingness to engage could damage monarchy support further with the poll indicating a drop in support by as much as 38% if a future King Charles was seen to be meddling in political affairs.

When asked about the possible dissolution of the monarchy upon the death of the Queen, only a third said they would be “very disappointed,” while 24% said they wouldn’t mind.

Speaking on the findings, Republic's Graham Smith said the YouGov polling showed “a very clear picture of a nation disinterested and apathetic about the Royal Family."

"We're not a nation of republicans yet - but we've stopped being a nation of royalists. Seven years of major royal events has left the British people deeply unimpressed," he added.

The poll, indicating a growing apathy for all things royal, took place between May 10-11 with a sample of 1,615 adults weighed to be representative of all UK adults.

www.rt.com/uk/426750-royal-wedding-harry-meghan-apathy/
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 16 May 2018 12:10 #7550

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It's time they all went. They represent the old idea of "class' and that some people are better than others just because of their family status.
The idea that most of us are born to serve while others exist to be waited on and pampered is ridiculous in the 21st century! And yet we still have people saying "Oh they're lovely and they work so hard". What work?
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 16 May 2018 12:25 #7553

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When will we rid ourselves of these parasites ? I bet they dont have to go on the housing list.
Homeless people everywhere and these parasites have palaces that are empty or one or two people in them. How can they look out of their windows and see homeless and poverty everywhere and not have a conscience ?
They then have the cheek to rub our peasant noses in it by spending our money on a lavish do and expect us to enjoy it ! Are they human ?
To be fair we are a bit of a thick nation to put up with it .
Well if her Majesty treats her subjects like this then she doesnt deserve to have any.
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 16 May 2018 14:30 #7566

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Sour grapes chaps? You obviously didn't get invited.


PS: Neither did I, the swines.
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 17 May 2018 08:52 #7619

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A Quick Google of your local areas/Communities will throw up Hundreads of Anti-Royal ballshit events. :whistle:
I'm going to have a "Nice Day Out"; and its Cup Final Day as well, but no team playing of Importance or Interest :( .
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 17 May 2018 11:38 #7627

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Oh dear, Saturday is racing day for me so will make sure to wear my top hat and buy some lemonade for my champagne glass....
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 18 May 2018 22:56 #7663

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Wotto that's most frightfully unfortunate timing. Lycra day here, giro d'Italia is on, cycling comes first so I will keep calm and carry on as usual.
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Royal wedding approaches - poll shows majority don’t care about Harry and Meghan 19 May 2018 09:51 #7674

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I have been Talked into going to a "Rock Against Royalty" all day piss up, opps I mean "Party" :whistle:
Whatever you all end up doing "Have a good one" B)
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