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Royal Wedding Fuels Royal Battle Of The Sexes

By Jay Gormley, CBS 11 News
Final Preparations Are Made Ahead Of The Royal Wedding

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Royal Wedding.  It’s all the rage.  Here’s a question. Why?  What’s the big deal?  Did we not start a revolution to free ourselves from this?

“I think the fascination started with Princess Diana. She’s left the most wonderful legacy in her oldest son, Prince William,” said Sheela Kadam.  Kadam is originally from England, so it’s only natural for her to be excited.  But for some reason, it seems Texans are eating this up as well.  At least the ladies are.

“There’s a lot of ladies coming into our shop, but we’ve had a few blokes,” laughs Kadam

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton seems to have a passionate female following and it’s proving to be big business for Kadam’s British Emporium store in Grapevine. In fact, the store is hosting a wedding watch party starting at 4:00 am.

Men, however are a bit less enthusiastic. The idea of getting up in the wee hours of the morning to watch someone else’s wedding doesn’t exactly take the cake for many men.

“Who in the world would get up to watch a wedding at 5:00 am, unless it was in Las Vegas,” jokes Jason Miller as he enjoys a beer at champs sports bar in Irving.

Despite the hype, some men don’t even know the key players.

“I could tell you that’s it’s happening because I’ve seen it on the news. But I couldn’t tell you the names of the people getting married,” said Jim Hawarden

Sure, men will watch the Royals if they’re playing the Rangers.  But will the Rangers watch the Royals?

“I don’t think the Royal Wedding is going to affect us that much,” laughs Ron Washington, manager of the Texas Rangers.

That’s just the way weddings go.