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Royal Wedding – Richie and I are not going, so who is ?


Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news on 19 Apr 2011 at 04:36
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Stuff.co.nz report there is uncertainty about who is exactly going from the rugby world to Kate and William’s big day.

Kate and Prince William’s wedding invite to All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has created a right royal stir, with speculation swirling that another New Zealand rugby great could be on the list.

McCaw revealed yesterday he’d turned down the invitation to next month’s extravaganza because he wants to focus on Super 15 and the Rugby World Cup.

“I did get an invitation, it was a heck of an honour and I felt a bit lucky,” McCaw told the NZ Herald.

“Had I still been injured and it had not been a World Cup year, then I’m sure things would have been different.”

However, Stuff.co.nz understands former All Black captain and rugby legend Sean Fitzpatrick may have also received a gold-embossed invitation in the mail.

Players’ agent Andy Haden said he thought Fitzpatrick would be a likely candidate, as he lives in London and is on the board for the Laureus sport awards.

However, when Haden quizzed him about it, Fitzpatrick wouldn’t say if he had received an invite or not.

If Fitzy is indeed dusting off his best suit in preparation, he will be one of a number of famous rugby stars at the April 29 event.

The prince is a keen rugby fan, playing rugby as a university student, and is vice-patron of the Welsh Rugby Union.

Confirmed so far for Willy’s big day are openly-gay Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas, and Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll.

Football star David Beckham has also been invited.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand will also be among the 1900 guests.



15 Comments

  • Perhaps I am pshyco, but I am 100% sure I have read this a few weeks back in the news already. He also mentioned it being the WC year and that he needs to focus on that…

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.04.11 09:55:07 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 1) : You pshyco :shock:

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.04.11 09:57:34 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 1) : Perfectionist

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.04.11 09:57:39 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 1) :

    Yes it was, I think the developing angle is they are scrambling around for a Kiwi rugby identity to fill his boots ! :???:

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.04.11 10:00:14 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) : @Ben (Comment 3) : :mrgreen:

    @Hertford Highlander (Comment 4) : But why? What possible reason could there be, because of the RWC?

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.04.11 10:01:48 by Ice Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 4) :

    I will go as a Kiwi…imagine Her Royal Higness, if I show her how we party at a wedding in SA!! :mrgreen: :lol: Doing the Hokey Pokey with Liesbet! :lol:

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.04.11 10:03:25 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 5) :

    It not as if he will be missed.

    A couple of weeks ago he bumped into my daughter when she was getting out of the swimming pool,

    ….. I nearly jumped on his foot and said .

    …back off softy. :lol:

    He probably doesn’t have anyone to take ! ;-)

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.04.11 10:06:03 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 6) : :shock:

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.04.11 10:07:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 7) : I meant why does there have to be a Kiwi?

    @Hertford Highlander (Comment 8) : You’ve never doen the Hokey Pokey??? :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.04.11 10:09:52 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 6) : They’ll scheme you have lost your windsurfer and are using your partner as a sail.

    windsurfing on the dancefloor is to puke for.

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.04.11 10:13:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Does any body know what the Hokey Pokey is??? “you put your left leg in, your left leg out, in, out, in, out, you shake it all about, you do the hokey pokey and you turn around, that’s what it’s all anout! Hooookey, Hokey, Pokey. Hooookey, hockey pokey, Hoooookey hokey pokey, That’s what it’s al about, bout bout!” :mrgreen:

    Windsurfing is what you call people who cannot dance….nothing wrong with a good two-step en a walz…unless you pomp your arms like a windpomp….

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.04.11 10:26:17 by Ice Reply
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  • Who cares.

    I would rather watch a replay of 7de laan.

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.04.11 16:54:24 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Honey Badger (Comment 12) : Pushing it a bit with 7de laan, but I am with you all the way. Vive la republique! Off with their heads!

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.04.11 17:08:28 by SharonvanWyk Reply
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  • @SharonvanWyk (Comment 13) : Just a little.

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.04.11 17:12:53 by Honey Badger Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 11) : Sakkie sakkie and kite surfing,like you see in clubs after a blue win.

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.04.11 17:14:05 by Honey Badger Reply

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