Pub to fine those who mention nuptials
A pub has banned any mention of the royal wedding tomorrow – with a “swear” box installed for anyone who talks about the ceremony.
The Alexandra Hotel in Derby reintroduced the idea after fines raised £400 during Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.
Landlady Anna Dyson-Edge said regulars were “sick of hearing” about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding so she decided to put posters up around the pub of the couple with a red cross through it.
The posters read: “Royal Wedding Free Zone! Please refrain from discussing the Royal Wedding.
“We’re not interested in it, let’s talk about beer or the weather instead – or something more interesting...”
Any pub-goer who mentions the wedding will be required to pay money into the charity box – with all funds going to the Nightingale Cancer Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital.
Anna, who has been landlady of the pub for eight years, said: “We banned any mention of the event when William and Kate got married and we managed to raise £400.
“It isn’t the regulars who get caught out, it’s mainly people who pop in for the first time.”
She added: “It’s a good way of raising money for charity.”