Royal wedding spells a day in front the telly

PUBLISHED: 14:34 15 March 2011

Gino and Jo Casartelli, 69,

Gino and Jo Casartelli, 69,

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Many East Devon residents will stay indoors to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot.

David Arany-Bibby, 65, and Samantha Hancock, 45.

THE streets could be empty in some parts of East Devon when Prince William marries Kate Middleton next month. Never mind parties, thousands are set to watch the ceremony from the comfort of their sofas.

While many will be glued to their television screens, some admit they will be giving the whole occasion a miss and, instead, making the most of the bank holiday weekend.

William and Kate have been scarcely out of the spotlight as preparations continue for the ceremony on April 29.

Kath Heard, 74, of Broadclyst, said: “I may do something to celebrate the royal wedding - I’ll probably have a meal with my family. I am definitely looking forward to the ceremony. The wedding is something we can all enjoy because the country is in such a state at the moment”

Kath Heard, 74, Broadclyst

Charlotte Davidson, 30, of Honiton, said: “I’ll miss the ceremony as I will be away on holiday.

“I don’t know if I would have done anything to celebrate the royal wedding if I was here.”

Carol Prettejohn, 45, of Honiton, said: “Personally, I am looking forward to the royal wedding, but I have no plans yet to celebrate the occasion. I will probably watch it on the TV, unless someone else decides to do something.

“They are a really lovely couple and they are so nice - I hope that one day they will become King and Queen. I think we need somebody a bit younger to keep the royal family going.”

D J Rasmy, 80, of Honiton, said: “I’ll be watching the ceremony on TV. I think if it gives people something to be happy about, it is a bit of harmless fun. I hope people enjoy it, anyway.”

Wendy Adams, 59, of Talaton, said: “I very much doubt I will be doing anything to celebrate the royal wedding.

“I’ll probably be watching it on the TV.

“Although, I think, I will be working that day, because farming doesn’t stop for royal weddings.

“I think some people might get together in small groups to do things to celebrate it.”

David Arany-Bibby, 65, said: “We may possibly watch the wedding on the television, just to see the spectacle of it.

“But, if it is sunny, we’ll probably go out to the beach. We may watch a re-run of it.”

Samantha Hancock, 45, added: “We’ll be out picnicking if the weather is fine, as long as there is no rain or snow.”

Jo Casartelli, 69, said: “I’ll probably watch it on the TV.

“They are a nice looking couple - why not. We have waited a long time for a royal wedding.”

Her husband, Gino, 69, said: “I am retired, so I can’t even look forward to having a day off.”

Margaret George, 66, of Honiton, said: “I don’t think we are doing anything special to celebrate the royal wedding - we’ll probably watch it on television. ”


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