Harry and Meghan's wedding is on the same day as the FA Cup final. Which one will you be watching?by Joe Twyman / May 18, 2018 / Leave a comment
Many of us have been there. The envelope drops through the letter box—or increasingly the email arrives in the inbox. A wedding is taking place and you are invited. You check your calendar and it’s bad news: you’re double booked.
This can be frustrating (or a huge relief) for many of us, but it is clearly a particular difficulty when the wedding in question is a Royal Wedding and you are the best man.
Harry and Meghan are set to tie the knot this weekend, but it cannot have escaped the notice of many that the event clashes with the final of the FA Cup at Wembley.
Along with supporters of Manchester United and Chelsea, Prince William might have previously been expected to be particularly interested in the match, given that he is President of the Football Association and regularly makes the effort, albeit not always, to turn up and present the winners with the trophy.
Though it is possible to speculate with some certainty, we will never truly know if Prince William is more interested in the football than the wedding. We can, however, ask the Great British public what they think.
Which do Brits care about more?
Last month we at Deltapoll spoke to a representative sample of just over a thousand British adults and asked them which of the two events taking place on 19thMarch they were more interested in, the Royal Wedding or the FA Cup Final?
Overall it was the event at Windsor that won out over the event at Wembley—though not by a huge margin. Nearly half of British adults (46 per cent) said they were more interested in the Royal Wedding than the FA Cup Final, compared to just over one in three (38 per cent) who chose the football. A little under one in six (16 per cent) said they didn’t know which of the two interested them more.
Perhaps of greater interest than the overall national picture was how Britain divides on the issue along gender lines. For British women it’s the Royal Wedding that came out on top with nearly two thirds of respondents (65 per cent) choosing that. Fewer than one in five were more interested in the football.
In sharp contrast, just over a quarter of British men (26 per cent) were more interested in the…