The Royal Wedding: Do You Care?

Late last month, NBC laid out their plans for England’s upcoming royal wedding, which was theirs exclusively for broadcast in the U.S. The sheer breadth of their coverage was dizzying -- the kind one typically associates more with a Summer Olympics than the legal hitching of two mortals who’ve been happily living in sin for a decade.

Over 20 hours of programming were scheduled in all, to be hosted by an army of twelve anchors and scattered across several of NBC’s properties -- we’re talking NBC News, MSNBC, Access Hollywood, Bravo, E!, iVillage, Telemundo and The Weather Channel. It was to become the escapist fantasy event for our economically downtrodden times. But there are rumors now that NBC's ambitious plans have changed.

Perhaps they got cold feet after seeing how ABC’s 20/20 special, William & Catherine: A Modern Fairy Tale, disappointed in the ratings last night. Whatever the case, the phrase being tossed around in the gossip pages today is that Prince William and his Princess-to-be Kate Middleton are “too boring” (boring here meaning “not locked in a doomed, loveless marriage sure to end in tragedy”), and therefore not worthy of occupying that much schedule real estate. So forget about sitting down with a bag of microwave popcorn for Ann Curry’s Dateline Live: The Royal Deflowering!, or going to Bravo’s website to check out the Watch What Happens FlowerGirl Cam™. Painful cuts had to be made.

NBC has vigorously denied the scheduling changes, and reassured viewers that they have “the most aggressive and comprehensive coverage of the royal wedding” available. Does that comfort you at all? Or are you skeptical that the network is truly committed to seeing through with their wall-to-wall royal wedding coverage? Or is there perhaps a third possibility: that you could give a Corgi’s ass about about the marriage of two people you don’t know and will never meet, and just want to know what time the basketball game comes on? Our lines are open!

Do you care about the Royal Wedding? Please, be brutally honest.

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its strangely summer for 2 weeks now ..looks like rain for the royal wedding lmao...hardley any english care anymore ...there are no union jacks flying ,there is hardley any anywhere ..there were more when the english rugby team played ...i recon most people here in uk ,understand that the royal family ,are just a bunch of parasites that feed off its subjects ,anyways ..muslims hate them ..so we are over run with them ,we the english who are left ,have no alegiance to the queen or government ,as we all feel abandoned by both ,and forced to live with those who hate us in our own country

queen gave away our country ,whats kate and willy gona do ..nothing but holidays now eh ?
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I don't give a flying you know what about this obscenity except to object as strongly as possible to the media trying to shove this down our throats. This is the 21st century, not the Dark Ages. Abolish monarchy, royalty, and aristocracy from the face of this planet!
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I dont care not one little iota what they do and how they do it! I know didly squat about the bride, and thats quite okay with me. Its amazing how much $$$ is being spent on this! I think its sad Princess Diana died young, and in such a horrible way, but thats it. I am usually not concerned with weddings anyway, In my experience, people are more conerned with the wedding itself, not the actual couple. Hopefully, their marraige will not go on the same path of Princess Diana and Prince Charles..Remember al lthe ridiculous crap with Charles cheating and Diana's bulemia??? HAHA!!! Good luck 2 them both!.
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I dont care.
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Do I care? Yes. Do I plan to watch? No. I do, however, wish them the best, and many happy years to come.
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Yawn! Not at all!
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ya i do care with millions waisted on pomp an show
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When the *beep* thing will be showing it will be 4pm here which means i will be coming home from work to see a long *beep* wedding. Of course I want to see it. What else would i want to see when I get home. Who could watch comedies to de-stress when I can watch this *beep*
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I think it's exciting! With all the bad news surrounding us every day, it's good to give the emotions and mind an injection of niceness
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It doesn't really excite me all that much. I'm slightly curious about it, but to be honest, I didn't even know when it was until today. None of the stories or news coverage I had come across actually mentioned the date - I had to look it up.
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Could care less...
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much ado about nothing
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lol.. to be brutally honest... i don't care... if i aint on the invite list
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I'm glad that they found each other, but weddings are boring. They go on and on and on and never end. I rather them just get to the point of the I do's and be done with it. That's just my opinion.
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I dont really care. Not even to see the dress. Who cares about a dress that will probably have million of pictures uploaded online after the fact when there are more important things in life to worry about.
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..., and they should just go to Vegas and get married by the "Drive Thru Chapel" And save some money.
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No!
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A mega rich weeding in a family that basically drains resources from the UK and contribute Zero. Why should I care?
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No....I dont care!
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A mega rich, over privileged member of the British aristocracy, is marrying an over privileged member of the British upper class, in a multi million pound wedding, I do not care, this is a gross waste of money, our country is going through a recession, people are struggling to live, thousands are losing their jobs and homes, why should I care?

And, why is there not a live football game on TV for us that think this wedding sucks? I will make a point of not looking at, or listening to anything to do with this rubbish.
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No but I will be glad when the wedding is over so we won't have hear about it. But we will probably here about everything they do.
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Nope and why should I. I don't live there
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The UK could care less, it seems America and Canada are more interested.
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@ Darkwillowy. Thing is though that even in the 21st Century, there actually IS still a staggering amount of people who DO care. As stated elsewhere in this topic I am not one of them. This though I can guarantee you.. come the day of the wedding, London will be packed to the gills with people coming to see the wedding procession.
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Wish they would just get married in Vegas and donate the money to a charity or to those countries who are dealing with a lot more than silly monarchs who still think that in in the 21st century people care.
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No
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I'm going for the girly comment and say I want to see the dress. Luckily, I don't live in the US or UK, because my mother is going to want to watch it all. And luckily, I don't live at home anymore. So just the dress.
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I just want to see her dress and guests.
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I am a regular BBC watcher and it seems to me they never got out of victorian times. All day long 'making profit' is sublimated, as if it's the only goal in life,while their society gets more and more violent. But now they've gone a step further, or should I say, a big step back in time. To ancient Rome! It's all about the relentless effort to keep the people happy. Provide them with games and sport. The government, by means of the BBC, tries to keep the illusion alive that the all world is waiting for this marriage. The thruth is quite different. Nobody cares. I don't care. Be warned : this is all just a prelude for the organised hysteria wich are the 2012 Games. Poor BBC, poor English. And yes, poor American viewers who are forced to undergo this make believe fairy tale television.
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Who cares. :P
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Couldn't care less!
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English here, and bemused by how many people are actually interested in this rubbish.

Perhaps we can transplant them to Beverly Hills and sell the reality TV show rights to Fox? I'm sure the producers of The Obsornes would do an appropriate job. In fact, an Osbornes-Royals WifeSwap crossover sounds fun. It would make them more socially relevant than in their current role, and probably more profitable..
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nope
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I just wanna see her dress.
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BIG WHOOP. 2 charlatans getting married.
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I don't think anyone cares about the wedding
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Nope could care less. More important things going on in this world then that.
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I'm taking the day off of work so that I can watch it. For me it's a huge deal, the first moment I ever watched on television was Prince Charles marrying Princess Diana.
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NO
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Does Trump really have any real hair?
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No, and I'm not even gonna watch the news that day so i could hear about it
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Royal Wedding is So............. overrated and a waste of money
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Really? It's 2011, who cares!!!!!
Is there no other way to spend a gazillion dollars than on something like this?????
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yep don't care, although it is my b'day on the day of the wedding so it has been nice hearing the count down to the big day, but pretending there talking about me :D
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I don't even like going to friends and family's weddings.... Why would I care about some rich, royal strangers? Marriage is for suckers!
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I'm Canadian, not American, but no, i don't care at all!
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Ditto clonewars96 and CmdrX3, but double ditto terrorist 124. Who friggin' cares!
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who cares
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I could care not a single jot. Words cannot really describe how uninterested I am in it. Although why some commenter's on here think the British Monarchy will suddenly come to an end when Queen Elizabeth has died escapes me. It's managed to survive perfectly well in one form or another for a thousand years
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who gives a flying f**k
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