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Royal Wedding Poems Wanted!

The Sunday Times are asking for poems to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

There is no prize but the winning poem will be published in The Sunday Times the day after the wedding, on Sunday May 20th.

There’s also no length or style/format stipulation – so you poets can have fun creating whatever you like! But be quick, entries must be received by Tuesday May 15th.

Email poems to or send by snail mail to Royal Poems Competition, The Sunday Times, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF.

I’ll be hoping to open the paper on May 20th and see a poem by a name I recognise. Good Luck!

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Call for Royal Wedding Submissions

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Louise Gibney is compiling an anthology of pieces about royal weddings. It might be about how you celebrate William and Kate’s nuptials at the end of this month or your thoughts about the event. Alternatively recollections about previous royal weddings are welcome. Can you remember what you were doing in 1981 when Charles and Diana got married or were you around in 1947 when the Queen and Prince Philip tied the knot? Did you have a street party or watch all the excitement on a brand new TV bought especially for the occasion?

 I remember watching the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson through the window of a television showroom in my lunch hour from work (no bank holiday for them!) and when William’s parents got married I was part of a band that rang a quarter peal on our local church bells to mark the occasion.

Proceeds from the anthology will go to UNICEF and all successful entrants will receive a copy of the book.

Entries should be between 500 and 2,000 words, double-spaced in 12 point, typed in a Word document. Don’t forget to include your name, address, telephone number and email.

Post your submission to:

 Louise Gibney
100 Avenue Road
MK18 3DB

or email:

Closing date is 29th June 2011.

 Alternatively, if you’re a poet (and can work to a tight deadline) have a look at the Royal Wedding sonnet competition mentioned on Helen Yendall’s blog.


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