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Plenty of people will be settling down to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton this Friday (April 29th 2011), if one study is anything to go by.

According to a Guardian/ICM poll, 67 per cent of Brits still think the monarch is relevant to life in the country today, while 75 per cent think the royal wedding will cheer people up.

Some 47 per cent revealed they will be watching our future king say his 'I dos' - although 49 per cent admitted they are more excited about the prospect of a free day off than the ceremony.

There is an array of merchandise on sale to help people celebrate William and Kate's union, including tea towels, mugs and even a fridge with the official engagement portrait on it. However, most people are likely to stick to a bit of Union Jack bunting.

Speaking on Good Morning America yesterday, Sir Elton John said he thinks Princess Diana would have approved of Kate had she been alive.

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