When I say Royal Wedding Special what I really mean is an attempt to cash in on the vast amount of global publicity generated by what is surely the event of the year, if not decade. I also have an entirely unfounded suspicion that the announcement of the death of Osama Bin Laden (Arsenal supporter) may have been delayed so it would have maximum impact and not be overshadowed by last Friday’s spectacle.
Anyway my plan is to crowbar in some of the various sports people present at the wedding and who better to start with than serial friends of people in high places – David and Victoria Beckham. You can’t argue that they don’t look good, because even in my uneducated eyes they clearly do but do they really know the happy couple? Well maybe, but you can’t shake the suspicion that it’s a piece of good publicity for everyone involved.
Here’s someone who definately is part of the royal gang these days – Mike Tindall, ex-England rugby player and his other half Zara Phillips. Zara is the daughter of Princess Anne and consequently well up there in the royal rankings.
Here’s one for the colonies. I can’t imagine where Will & Kate met Ian Thorpe, Australian Olympic gold medal winning swimmer but who am I to question the lists if invitees drawn up by the future King of England?
We do know however that both Royal brothers are big rugby fans and were both at Stadium Australia in Sydney when England won the rugby world cup there in 2003. We saw pictures from the dressing room post-match featuring the pair and it comes as no surprise that Knight of the Realm Sir Clive Woodward, coach of that unbeatable England squad, received an invitation.
Lastly here’s another rugby player, Welshman Gareth Thomas, all dolled up for the occasion.