Who could object at the royal wedding?
That slightly uncomfortable part of the wedding -- when the officiator asks if there are any objections and the congregation swings round excitedly at the slightest rustling -- will be happening at William and Kate’s nuptials.
It’s a legal requirement in England that the priest asks if there is any legal reason why a couple cannot marry. So, who could dare to object during the royal wedding ceremony? Here are our top picks:
Following royal tradition (Charles had five former flames at his wedding to Camilla) William and Kate have their share of failed relationships attending their wedding. While it is fair to assume the couple are on good terms with their ex's if they have been invited to the wedding, you never know when jealousy will strike and for a spurned lover harbouring a grudge this is the perfect moment to yell out “He still loves me” and let us watch a corgi collapse from a heart attack.
The British taxpayer may only be footing the security bill for the wedding, but as the UK continues to face austerity measures, $33 million to protect a couple on their way to eat a 10-foot cake can set a few teeth grinding. So while “I don’t feel I should be paying for this” isn’t reason enough for rendering a wedding void, at least the enraged taxpayer will let their feelings be known.
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The amazing inappropriate-comments machine that is Phil the Greek has been relatively quiet of late, but the royal family has decided to let him out of the palace for the big day. If anyone is going to cough loudly during the pause for objections, it will be Philip, or maybe he’ll just let slip a “You are a woman, aren't you?” while chatting to a foreign dignitary during the pause.
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Charles has been a bit grumpy lately. As surveys come out showing the public favours the future reign of his son over the upcoming Charles years the prince could always mistake the wedding for the coronation ceremony and launch himself onto the couple during the objections phase in a struggle for the wedding tiara.
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In the eyes of the tabloid press, Victoria and David were the reigning monarch of all things British until Kate and William came along. Now they have to compete with actual royalty on the list of the most stylish exiting London's clubs. It could be too much for Posh and Becks. Expect Victoria to at least throw a stiletto during the pause.
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The royal wedding is a media frenzy, meaning some hack is sure to object just to keep the ceremony going on that little bit longer and the viewing figures up.