Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding: Haters around the world, unite

April 25, 2011

A giant scale Lego replica of the royal ceremony? Seriously? (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Washington Post style writer Monica Hesse has a hilarious piece out today for all the London royal wedding “haters,” in which she writes: “At first, wedding news was even a nice break from Libya or Egypt. Then the wedding ate the world.”

It ate the world. Not just London. And thus the haters extend far beyond the cities a person can drive to from Westminster Abbey.

Manufacturers from around the globe aren’t just making sweet commemorative trinkets that feature a smiling Will and Kate or life size lego replicas of the ceremony. They’re also producing royal wedding vomit bags and vituperative chinaware that says: “It should have been me” or “Thanks for the free day off.”

The 20 percent of the crowd that’s American attending the wedding is being described as having “a few screws charmingly loose.” It didn’t help that a Mexican woman went on a hunger fast to get a ticket to the wedding.

New Yorker’s cover this week, which is a cartoon of Kate and Will desperately trying to hide, reminds us that our laser focus on the happy couple means they don’t stand a chance of relaxing or doing anything else normal couples do on their wedding night. A little wedding hate, the cover seems to say, might actually do the couple good.

Facebook groups have also sprung up with names like “Vuvuzelas for the royal wedding,” “Sick of the Royal Wedding Already,” “Anti-Royal Wedding Celebrations,” and the list goes on.

On Twitter, many asked why they should care:

I’d rather watch the Princess Diaries than the actual royal wedding.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply paulie fenty
Trendeh

I do not understand American’s excited about the Royal wedding. You do know we fought to not be part of that country? Right? #fbless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyKenn Wislander
wislander

I seemed to have lost the memo explaining why I should care about the royal weddingless than a minute ago via txt Favorite Retweet ReplyTerrance Carroll
speakercarroll

Wow, it’s only Monday and I’m so sick of the Royal Wedding hype I could hurl the bangers and baked beans I had for breakfast. Ugh. #fbless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyMark Hinson
MarkHinson

All of this royal wedding buzz is just highlighting the fact that I’m not a princess and now have one less chance to become one.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyElizabeth Lynn
ealynn1

See our full royal wedding coverage here .

Are you a royal wedding hater?

Tell us in the comments below, or using the hashtag #royalpain and we’ll post your responses back here.

Here are a few of the #royalpain responses we received:

All this Royal Wedding talk seems to be cutting into the usually volume of Snooki talk... Think of the children!@washingtonpost #royalpainless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyT.B.F.E.
TBFEOperator

#royalpain A lot of hype for one to become the one officially designated to take the trash out!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Replygwatersc21
gwatersc21

@washingtonpost We should be covering real news such as #Syria #Libya and problems with the #WhiteHouse, quite the #royalpainless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet ReplyAlex Radcliffe
alexradcliffe

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