Derby Pub Bans Royal Wedding Talk

By Gary Cutlack on at

A pub in Derby is making itself into a royal wedding free zone, with the landlady of the Alexandra Hotel deciding to ban her customers from mentioning the ginger prince and his TV bride.

We're not entirely sure if this is legal or if you can dictate what people whisper about, but Anna Dyson-Edge is pushing ahead with the plan anyway. She explains: "It's everywhere, it's all over the papers, everywhere you look, television, everywhere is full of it, and people just want somewhere to come where there's nothing about it," so fans of sitting in silence and getting drunk in the traditional manner are sorted.

The happy twist is that any loose edgy words speculating about what the new royal couple's kids might look like will be met with a request to donate money to charity, with proceeds going to the Royal Derby Hospital's Macmillan unit. [BBC]