Mumsnet Royal Wedding commentary bingo!

(51 Posts)
GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Apr-11 11:06:42

Hello wedding-watchers,

Inspired by your marvellous suggestions we thought you might wish to partake in a spot of Royal Wedding commentary bingo to enliven the dull longueurs while foreign dignitaries arrive pomp and ceremony.

With the likes of Eamonn, Huw, Sophie Raworth (yay!), Paul Burrell (!), Fiona Bruce, teen favourite Fearne Cotton, Royal favourite Nicholas Witchell, and veteran Jennie Bond talking us through the proceedings, there will be hours of commentary gold to endure keep us going.

Normal bingo rules apply: print off and distribute our bingo cards among your co-watchers and every time you hear a phrase that's on your card, cross it off.

In the somewhat unlikely it must be said event that you get full house, drop us a line with your filled-out card and we'll rustle up a right royal reward (possibly even some Lush Royal Wedding Vajazzle glitter).

Disclaimer: any offence that our Royal Wedding commentary bingo causes is entirely accidental. We unreservedly apologise in advance to any real persons, living or dead, who are offended, or even a little bit put out.

DottyDot Thu 28-Apr-11 11:25:07

brilliant - just the ticket - thank you! grin

ilovesprouts Thu 28-Apr-11 11:28:00

i will give it a miss thanks grinhmm

KatieMiddleton Thu 28-Apr-11 11:32:16

Well I'll probably be watching on my own from my sick bed so this is very helpful to pass the time smile

Was disappointed you didn't have "so moving" on any of the cards. It seems everyone and everything even remotely connected to the wedding is "very moved" "so moved" "moving" ad infinitum.

I wonder if I could play all 4 cards at once?!

belgo Thu 28-Apr-11 11:34:05


andrea69 Thu 28-Apr-11 11:45:44

Quite a few of them have already been uttered /:
Was planning on watching with the sound turned down, sticking on Bat out of hell and just as she's about to say " I Do " cranking up ' Paradise by the dashboard light part II " Stop right there..." smile

HerRoyalHighnessPrincessCervix Thu 28-Apr-11 11:52:47

Hurrah grin

can i confess that i have just bedecked my living room with special bunting (high quality, with Kate and wills faces on) and hung up a few flags? DH is going to be so pleased when he gets home.

HerRoyalHighnessPrincessCervix Thu 28-Apr-11 12:11:26

ah. i have just accidentally posted the link onto DD2s facebook.


AbsDuCroissant Thu 28-Apr-11 13:24:10

Bugger. I now not really regret being on vacation in a different time zone tomorrow rather than being glued to the TV screen.

I'm glad Jennie Bond's back! She's legen - wait for it, just like Kate did - dary in my family. Particulary for coming up with a discrete "sh*t's going down" scale for Royal Family shenanigans. Mildly concerned - someone old in the family's really ill, concerned - Queen mum breaks hip, alarmed - end of monarchy as we know it.

HipposGoBeserk Thu 28-Apr-11 13:53:49

I shall be playing from Oman.


I pity the fucker that gets card C grin

I shall be too busy being the mother of the groom grin

DS (7) is playing Wills in a small pageant-y thing on the village green. Probably shouldn't wear my Anarchy in the UK shirt then...

LindsayWagner Thu 28-Apr-11 16:59:33

Ooh brill. I'm going to turn the sound down and lip-read. That way, I can cheat without let or hindrance it's a little more challenging.

LindsayWagner Thu 28-Apr-11 17:04:57

I've got my Miss Haversham cozzie all ready btw. By tomorrow, my bleeding mascara will be melding nicely with my rouge; I've scattered dead roses and Lily of the Valley talc around the room, to increase the ambience.

LindsayWagner Thu 28-Apr-11 17:09:14

ambience? ambiance? Christ, I don't know, I've got a lot on my mind with all these RW preparations.

Hassled Thu 28-Apr-11 19:57:29

Inspired grin

The only flaw to the plan is that I will be watching it alone, having been deserted by my killjoy bunch of useless republican family and friends, who have the audacity to plan to go cycling. All I can do is play Bingo by myself. Or train the cats to read overnight.

JazzieJeff Thu 28-Apr-11 20:15:34

<ears burn in a glittery manner>

LindsayWagner Thu 28-Apr-11 20:32:48

<snort> at JazzieJeff. When I look back on this historic moment from my dotage, I will think of you and your accidental RW vajazzle and laugh till my false teeth fall out. #republican

Marking place.

Cant print bingo card though.

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:02:26

Think C & D are a tad more challenging than A & B

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:03:20

Hassled - how 'special' are your cats? are they in the top 2%?

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:05:08

does 'Barbra Cartland'
mean 'straight out of a BC novel'
or her ghost?

<ponders is she dead?>

sorry if Ive missed a joke here?

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:05:40


i need to go and vajazzle.

Hassled Thu 28-Apr-11 21:06:40

Cats aren't too special at all, to be frank. Their speciality is bringing mice inside and then losing them. The crash reading course might well be a tad optimistic.

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:08:50

can you just ask the cats my Barbera Cartland query please? see what they think. thanks.

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:09:07

Barbara FFS!!!!!!!!!!

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:09:26

wouldnt mind but Ive got an Auntie Barbara.

WhipMeIndiana Thu 28-Apr-11 21:09:45

<<steps away>>

piprabbit Thu 28-Apr-11 21:37:26

I like this - might get the grown-ups to play this bingo, and give my DC's this picture bingo to play... everyone will be happy grin.

HairyMaclary Thu 28-Apr-11 22:22:51

I can't find A and B, is it just me? Have printed of C and D!

GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Apr-11 22:27:02

A and B are there again now, temporary blipette blush

HairyMaclary Thu 28-Apr-11 22:27:56

Whoops, got them now

HairyMaclary Thu 28-Apr-11 22:28:19

Oh thanks - thought it was just me!

ninedragons Fri 29-Apr-11 01:05:49

I am in Australia and they are already cocking up the commentary.

I spat my drink through my nose last night when one of the news broadcasts said that the couple would be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Atkinson grin

saffronwblue Fri 29-Apr-11 06:01:35

I will be using thee cards with pleasure tonight. Unfortunately and this sounds uncharitable, but my MIL with Alzheimers is going to watch with us and I have already decided that I will have a drink every time she asks
"Who are these people getting married?".

BoffinMum Fri 29-Apr-11 07:51:00

They are absolutely fucking fantastic. grin

Barbara Cartland is Rayne Spencer's mum. Who was Diana's mother-in-law. Nicknamed Acid Rayne, and guilty of selling enough superfluous antiques to keep Althorpe standing up. And decorating it rather in the manner of a tart's boudoir in areas.

BoffinMum Fri 29-Apr-11 07:51:54

Sorry, I am talking bollocks. She was the stepmother, Johnny Spencer's second wife.

BoffinMum Fri 29-Apr-11 07:53:38


We are supposed to wear wedding dresses to the street party and I am too fat for mine! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!

DuelingFanjo Fri 29-Apr-11 09:10:23

ther's been an elton john and victoria and david beckham already!

Raahh Fri 29-Apr-11 09:25:45

Victoria Beckham looked like Morticia...

Wamster Fri 29-Apr-11 09:44:19

Oh god, David Cameron has just made a gaffe: announced that it is so good to see so many people sleeping on the streets.

glastocat Fri 29-Apr-11 09:50:09

hahahhaha, what a knob! grin

Wamster Fri 29-Apr-11 09:57:00

Yeah, he's just spoon feeding the comics with that one!

Raahh Fri 29-Apr-11 09:57:13

There have already been too many references to Diana for my liking...

Wamster Fri 29-Apr-11 10:00:32

David Cameron: 'Yes it's so good to see so many people sleeping on the streets-'

His advisor (through the earpiece): Stop right there, Dave!!!

DC ignores him and carries on.

cariboo Fri 29-Apr-11 13:18:23

Mummy, dd and I have been glued, I have to confess! Can someone please settle a minor dispute between mum and I... is Catherine now Princess Catherine?

SoloIsApparentlyACougar Fri 29-Apr-11 15:15:10

No, she's Princess William of Wales.

SoloIsApparentlyACougar Fri 29-Apr-11 15:15:57

I meant to add that it's because (like Princess Michael of Kent, Catherine wasn't born a Princess.

SoloIsApparentlyACougar Fri 29-Apr-11 15:17:21

(think it's Wales anyway hmm)

I think you should actually...

SoloIsApparentlyACougar Fri 29-Apr-11 22:45:08

Should what DashingRedhead?

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