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Whether you’re a devout royalist, your other half is, or you simply don’t like missing out on major cultural events - pop or otherwise - there’s a pretty good chance that you’re going to want to catch the royal wedding this year. And you might even want to celebrate it. After all, it’s the former bad boy of the British aristocracy finally deciding to settle down.
There’s a problem however. Prince Harry and his wife-to-be Meghan Markle decided to pick May 19th to tie the knot, which is also unfortunately the same day that the FA Cup final is going to take place.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the two events shouldn’t really overlap if you’re nice and organised, which means that you’re free to watch the nuptials in the afternoon, and the match in the evening. The ceremony is expected to start at midday, and the match kicks off at 5:30pm.
We doubt that the ceremony will be five and a half hours long, so you’re all good as long as you don’t plan things too far apart. Prince William will no doubt be pleased too; he’ll be playing a big part at the wedding, but he’s also president of the Football Association, so attendance at the match is practically mandatory.
Watching the wedding probably isn’t something that you’re going to want to do at the pub, which is why a lot of people are throwing royal wedding parties. Think prosecco, cake, balloons, and of course bunting. If you’ve not already been invited to one, then put the feelers out - it shouldn’t be hard to get a few mates together to watch the celebration, with or without a bit of tipple. It’s great to have an excuse for a themed do.
Celebrating the final of Britain’s greatest cup competition requires less thought of course. Find the best pub you can. It might even be beer garden weather (fingers crossed). With this game but being the curtain closer of the season it can’t be missed regardless of which team you support. Once the final whistle is blow and the grand old trophy is aloft we can also begin looking forward to the World Cup Finals!