Last Friday the UK celebrated the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, otherwise known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The day was designated as a special public holiday so most people had the day off work.
It’s traditional for everyone to join in royal wedding celebrations by holding street parties. But this seems to be getting less popular. When Charles and Diana married in 1981, there were tens of thousands of street party applications (you have to have a special license). This time, there were only 4,000.
If you’ve ever spent time in England you have probably heard of the north-south divide: most often this turns up in the form of friendly (or not so friendly) rivalry between the two parts of the UK, but it is also reflected in salary levels, joblessness, health and various other indicators. On Friday the north-south divide turned up again – street parties were much more popular in the South of the UK.
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