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- Prince Harry’s stag do has received some unexpected guests.
- 36,000 people are “attending” and 102,000 people are “interested” in the event created by university students on Facebook.
- Several meme pages collaborated to organise the event page, which has now gone viral.
36,000 people are “attending” and 102,000 people are “interested” in attending Prince Harry’s stag do – or at least the one being organised by university students on Facebook.
Nine university Facebook groups – including IC Dogspotting, which posts pictures of dogs seen at Imperial College, and university-related meme account Memes College London – teamed up to start the Facebook event titled “Prince Harry’s Stag Do,” set to be held on May 10 to 12 2018 at Buckingham Palace (unofficially, of course), the same month he is set to wed Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle.
The description reads: “Bunga Bunga Prince is getting married! Let’s celebrate with him!”
The event goes on to say that date, time, location, and attendees are TBC.
One of the creators added: “No getting the corgis drunk please, thank you.”
Facebook users interested in the event seem keen to make it happen.
One posted: “I’ll be traveling to Buckingham Palace for the stag do from Scarborough North Yorkshire… anyone know the train times and prices please?” while another wrote “It’s been cancelled. She’s just found out he’s not Ed Sheeran.”
It also invites interested people to “Come to Meghan’s party the week before!” having already created an event for “Meghan Markle’s Bachelorette Party.”
The organisers joked to the BBC that due to the interest, they might “need a bigger venue.”
20-year-old University College London student Chris Hammond, one of the creators of the event, said he was “shocked” by the response, adding that the event started as “a bit of a joke.”
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Imperial College London student Paul Balaji, who has been running the page, said he created it because “if you’re getting married, you need to have a stag do.” he added that he hoped it would go ahead – although he confirmed it would not actually be at Buckingham Palace.
“I think there’s enough time to organise something,” he said. “Since there are so many people interested, it would be a shame for it go to waste.”
He added that anyone interested in the event should go to their local pub at the same time to toast the newly engaged couple.