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Most British citizens aren’t that interested in the royal wedding

66%

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might have the world’s attention, but a YouGov poll says most Britains don’t care that much about Saturday’s royal wedding.

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Britain's royal wedding meghan markle prince harry thomas markle
66%

According to the poll, commissioned by anti-monarchist group Republic, 66% of respondents (1,615 adults) said they weren’t interested and 60% planned to have a normal weekend.

Britain's royal wedding meghan markle prince harry thomas markle
66%

For most Britons polled, money seemed to be a major pain point: 76% said they wouldn’t contribute taxes to the wedding if asked, while 57% said the royal family should pay the full cost of the event.

Britain's royal wedding meghan markle prince harry thomas markle
66%

The British royal family says it will pay for the “core elements” of the wedding—an estimated $2.7 million (2 million pounds), out of a total $40.1 million (30 million pounds) after security expenses.

Britain's royal wedding meghan markle prince harry thomas markle
66%

Even at all-time high prices, the average UK wedding costs a mere $37,000 (27,000 pounds).

Britain's royal wedding meghan markle prince harry thomas markle
66%

The wedding has also attracted far less casual fanfare than Prince William and Kate Middleton’s special day, with a notable decrease in applications for street parties this weekend.

Britain's royal wedding meghan markle prince harry thomas markle
66%

Government feedback and polls have more reasons for the disinterest: fatigue over news coverage of the wedding, weekend jobs, and the FA Cup Final match between Chelsea and Manchester United.

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