A (Tea) Drinking Game For the Royal Wedding

Love it or hate it, the royal wedding is tomorrow. So Melissa Block and Michele Norris have a game the whole family can play: Lift your teacup every time the word commoner is mentioned or that you see more than three feathers in a hat.

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Ready or not, the royal wedding is upon us. Tomorrow Kate Middleton will rise from commoner to princess when she says I do to Prince William. Now whether you're passionate or perturbed by the pomp and airtime this is consuming, Michele, we think that you can still have fun watching.


And whether your beverage of choice is a nice cup of tea, a spot of sherry or an American canned beverage, here is a regal drinking game -the whole family can play this. Each moment we're going to cite in just a moment will be a prompt to take a sip. Melissa, are you ready?

BLOCK: Yeah, here we go: Comparisons by TV anchors to the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. That's a given. Go ahead, take a sip.

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NORRIS: Uttering of the phrase jolly old England, well, that's an occasion to take another sip but perhaps this time with your pinkie finger extended.

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BLOCK: Mentions of the fact that Prince William won't wear a wedding ring, additional sip with ring finger extended this time.

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NORRIS: Network announcer reminds us that Kate is a commoner. Take a swig from your can because that's what commoners would do.

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BLOCK: And If Kate goes for it and wears a tiara, bottoms up, finish what's in your cup.

NORRIS: Of course, feel write to write your own rules. Don't let a monarchy dictate what you should be doing. This is, of course, America.

BLOCK: And cheers.

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