News that Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle will be tying the knot in spring 2018 hasn’t been greeted with universal joy from the wider public.
A large number saw it as a chance to unleash on social media and hit out at the “millions and millions” that will go towards staging yet another royal wedding – while, for example, the number of people flocking to food banks reaches a record high.
Saying 'no one cares', Mitch Quirk added in a comment on Facebook post: "Millions and millions spent on another pointless royal event while hundreds of thousands have to use food banks."
One pointed out that the millions come straight out of British taxpayers' pockets.
— Cerith Griffiths (@Cerithg) November 27, 2017
Another attacked Markle personally, saying she will merely add to the bill being footed by the public to maintain the monarchy.
She was also accused of being a social climber:
replace House of Cards with a bloody & vengeful tale of Megan Markle working her way up the ranks of power until she is finally crowned King of England
— Hannah Jewell (@hcjewell) November 27, 2017
Others criticized the media for giving so much attention to the Prince’s engagement when there are so many other burning issues that could be covered, asking for "news".
Caught up with my laundry Yesterday.
Stay tuned for further events more important than Prince Harry's marriage.
— Soo Doe Nimh (@HydroCabron) November 27, 2017
One Facebook user used the occasion to have a go at the royal family, which he said was using the wedding to “fool” its people.
But should the Conservative government be the one taking the blame?
It is always good to know that a tory government will never have any money for the NHS but can always find the dosh for a #royalwedding
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) November 27, 2017
Others just hope they'll get a Bank Holiday out of it:
Immediate Google: 'Do we get a bank holiday for Prince Harry's wedding'
— G.Summan (@TwiceeAsNicee) November 27, 2017
But criticism came from across the pond too:
Americans in 1997: The Royal Family seems so cold and aloof. I'm glad we don't have a monarchy here.
Americans in 2017: We are prepared to fight so that the House of Markle can unite with the House of Wales in this struggle against the Orange Menace.
— Charles Clymér (@cmclymer) November 27, 2017
Or is all down to British imperialism?
Prince Harry marrying Meghan Markle is the first step towards bringing the US back under British control Rule Britannia!
— Isla Kennedy (@IzzyKennedy) November 27, 2017
But some were even harsher as they accused Prince Harry of undermining the royal family.
So to sum up…
There are precisely 4 tweets you’ll see about #RoyalWedding so I thought I’d try and condense them into a single tweet to save time.
1. I’m so excited/happy for them
2. Us taxpayers will be paying for it
3. Who the hell cares?!
4. DO WE GET A DAY OFF WORK FOR IT?
— Ben (@bendy0123) November 27, 2017