The hype surrounding the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton tomorrow (April 29) has reached the Middle East, where some tweeps took a break from covering the ongoing Arab uprisings to remark on the ceremony and reception, which will follow at Buckingham Palace.
From the UAE, Eman R H is gripped with Royal Wedding fever. She writes:
#RoyalWedding fever. Wish I'm in London right now
Kym Brotherton announces:
#RoyalWedding fever hits Dubai!
And, from nearby Abu Dhabi, UAE, Shaima Bent Saleh adds:
It's stupid how businesses in the UAE found ways to capitalise on #RoyalWedding by offering “royal” hotel/ dinner experiences. C'mon!!
Still in Abu Dhabi, Baderya Khalifa confirms:
So my mother is so excited about William's Wedding. #Royalwedding .. :D
After seeing reactions to the wedding, Egyptian Wael Ghonim needed conformation that we are in fact in 2011 and not the Middle Ages. He tweets:
Can someone please confirm to me that we are not in the middle ages? #royalwedding
Also in Egypt, Mahmoud Reda Shahin quips (Ar):
while Omar Biltaji, from Jordan, adds:
Everyone is talking about Z #RoyalWedding ….. What is happening Tweeps? What will [w]e benefit as individuals from this marriage?
Lebanese Mustafa, who blogs at Beirut Spring, too was uninterested:
I care about the Royal Wedding as much as I care about cricket (hint: not at all)
Back in Egypt, Mohamed El Gohary's tweet stopped me in my tracks. It read:
Broom sticks? RT @mand0z: HAHAHAHAHA: Royal Wedding Garden Party at BCA Maadi. Dress Code: Hats and Gloves! http://bit.ly/ioSQ1N
Following the trail, it turns out that the British Community Association in Cairo is actually holding a royal wedding garden party tomorrow too.