Royal Wedding Drinking Game 2011
Royal Wedding Drinking Game 2011: Brace Yourselves
If you aren't going to watch the Royal Wedding live, stalk Kate Middleton at the Goring Hotel, wait out in the rain along the parade route, or lurk outside Buckingham Palace during the royal reception, you can still take part in the Royal Wedding. How? The Royal Wedding Drinking Game.
The Rules of the Royal Wedding Drinking Game
- If someone says "from humble beginnings", drink.
- If the term "fairy tale" is used, drink.
- If Prince Charles cries, drink.
- If Camilla cries, drink.
- If the Queen cries, drink three times.
- If there's a shot of Elton John crying, take a shot.
- If a still photo of Princess Diana appears, drink solemnly.
- If any member of the immediate Royal Family is wearing a double-breasted suit, take one sip per suit.
- If someone faints, take a shot.
- If Prince William is described as "the future king", drink.
- When Sterling University is mentioned, take a shot of Scotch.
- If Westminster Abbey is described as "historic", drink.
- From Buzzfeed: drink during any pauses between "Do you take..." and "I do".
- When William and Kate first kiss as husband and wife, finish your drink.
- If Prince Harry appears intoxicated at any point in the coverage, drink a full beer.
- If anyone mentions that no beer is served at the royal reception, group toast with beer.
- If the news coverage shows a bizarre protest sign, drink.
- If there are naked protesters (or supporters), drink.
- If a Black Eyed Peas song is played over loudspeakers, weep openly and then drink.
- If, at any point in the parade coverage, you see more cops/security than spectators, drink.
- If Richard Quest is arrested outside Buckingham Palace for possession of narcotics, drink everything on the table.
- Further Royal Family drinking game rules, for those capable of recognizing the royals on sight.
Celebrate the Royal Wedding responsibly. Don't drink and drive/operate heavy machinery/do a shift in a control tower. If anyone hassles you about drinking before dawn, just say it's a performance-art exploration of modern Britain's hand-wringing over binge drinking.
If you're in the Americas, this drinking game will start well before work hours. You may need to call in sick... very, very sick.