Peter Hoskin

A day when politics is not the story

This, it has to be said, is not much of a day for politics. Although the world’s laser-like attention will be focussed on Westminster, it will not be on the operations of our Parliament or its actors, but on Westminster Abbey and the marriage, of course, of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The cameras might pass for a moment over David Cameron, or Ed Miliband, or Nick Clegg. But even their best morning suits will not compete, you fancy, with the collected fascinators and finery on display — let alone with the wedding dress itself.

We shall be marking proceedings on Coffee House with video, with archive posts and with our general observations. But I’d also like to make an appeal to CoffeeHousers: if you have any photos or footage of your own celebrations today, then do send them to either phoskin @ or dblackburn @, and we will append them to this post. Consider it the special Royal Wedding edition of the CoffeeHousers’ Wall. Yours to scrawl on, and to augment, as you see fit.

In the meantime, the official programme for the Wedding can be read online here, should you so be minded. Please do pop back for Coffee House’s digital street party, minus tea and cakes, throughout the day.

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