The royal wedding invitations are in the post, palace reps have confirmed. Nothing in my mailbox this morning but a pizza flyer and Visa bill, but I haven’t given up hope. Apparently there are around 1800 lucky guests on the list – among them most of the British aristocracy, European royals, various heads of state and possibly Elton John – but I’m still hoping there might be a pew in Westminster Abbey with my name on it.
Think I’m delusional?
Not compared to Estibalis Chavez. The 19-year-old Mexican has been on a hunger strike for the past nine days in the hope of securing (extorting?) an invitation to the royal nuptials.
The fixated teen is reported to have taken up residence outside the British Embassy in Mexico City where she has been handing out flyers to passers by which read, “This is my dream,” beside a photo of Will and Kate and, “Are they going to let me die just because they wouldn’t give me an invitation to the royal wedding?”
The campaign, as she recently explained to Reuters in a loopy bit of logic, is in honour of her late mother, an admirer of Princess Diana’s. “I think she was one of the most interesting women in history, and one of the best and most beautiful,” Chavez said (of Diana, not her mother). “I promised myself I would attend her son’s wedding.”
Her fondest hope is that the British Embassy will intervene by procuring her an invitation from the Palace. So far no luck but Chavez told the press she is staying put “until I can’t go on.”
And I thought I was desperate.