Monday, 25 April 2011

Even More Fucking Royal Wedding News: Friends & Family

"It is not going to be quite the case that all human life will be there, but the guest list for the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey, released by St James's Palace, contains an eclectic mix of friends, family, sports stars, personalities and the odd unsavoury dictator or two.
"Rowan Atkinson, a friend of Prince Charles, will be present, along with several politicians who appear to take Atkinson's Blackadder character as their role model. Elton John will sit alongside some rulers who would throw him in jail for being gay...."

The Guardian.

Including the ones from Abu Dhabi, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (US client state - still retains the death penalty), and Swaziland.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of Bahrain, has ducked out.
Bahrain - where they're currently killing protestors with Saudi (ie US/UK) support - is more liberal on homosex than all the above countries.

• Also see this letter to Media Guardian on the "absurd claims" 2 billion people will be watching the wedding on TV.

Update: Private Eye April 29th reveals British military "advisers" are in Bahrain advising the army.

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