The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

REPUB­LI­CANS are gnash­ing their teeth af­ter the wed­ding of the ninth in line to the throne to a com­plete no­body bl­itzed the TV rat­ings for Chan­nel 7 on Fri­day night.

A whop­ping 1.5 mil­lion Aus­tralians watched the Queen’s grand­daugh­ter Princess Eu­ge­nie, 27, marry tequila ex­ec­u­tive Jack Brooks­bank, 32, in a cer­e­mony at Wind­sor Cas­tle. An­other 400,000 watched on Face­book and In­sta­gram.

While anti-monar­chists scoffed at Seven for air­ing the wed­ding, it wound up be­ing one of the high­est rat­ing shows of the week.

Add that to the five mil­lion Aus­tralians who tuned in to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nup­tials in May, and the crowds who will greet them in Syd­ney this week, and you can see Repub­li­can dreams be­ing crushed by the fairy­tale ap­peal of a new gen­er­a­tion of roy­als.

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