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Royal Wedding: 36% of us annoyed by cost

More than a third of Britons think the Royal wedding should not be funded by taxpayers, a survey has revealed.

A total of 36% of those questioned said it is not a good use of the public purse, with nearly half of all students, 45%, agreeing.

The YouGov survey found that 29% of people in the UK believe the impending nuptials are inappropriate in the current economic climate — rising to 35% among the unemployed and 41% for students.

It was found that nearly nine out of 10 people do not intend to buy any memorabilia for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Tom Flack, editor of, said: “Despite the huge amount of public empathy and support for William and Kate as we draw ever closer to their big day, it's extremely hard for the British people to ignore the financial element to the celebrations. It's hard to forget about the current financial climate.”

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