I don’t want to give credence to the haters – this is a royal wedding blog, after all — but in the interests of balanced journalism I think it’s important to admit the fact that not everyone out there is thrilled to bits at the idea of a Kate and Wills impending nuptials.
It may not entirely surprise you to learn that there is a small but vocal minority who think the royal family are a bunch of under-educated, pony-riding, corgi-doting cousin-marrying toffs. In England, we call such people Republicans. In Canada, we call them Americans. And while I don’t happen to agree with them, I will defend to the death their right to buy these hand-printed royal wedding vomit bags from designer Lydia Leith.
Other anti-royal wedding memorabilia to hit the market in recent weeks includes the “I’m not a royal wedding mug,” but the Republic, a British group devoted to “campaigning for a democratic alternative to monarchy,” as well as plates inscribed with slogans like “It should have been me,” “Thanks for the free day off,” and “Kate’s wedding list: toaster, dinner set, throw pillows, new tiara, Oxfordshire,” by K.K. Outlet, a hip London design firm.
Not amused? Speak for yourself.