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Bums On Seats

by | 11th, September 2002

‘WELL, Hello! It’s our old friends Edward and Sophie Wessex, caught on camera (by the paparazzi, not CCTV) as the ”celebrate religious diversity at the Jain Temple in Leicester”.

Massive crowds await the arrival of Edward and Sophie

In a week that Hello! is careful to remind us was ”packed with royal appointments”, the royal couple travelled specially to Leicester in order to visit the religion’s only fully consecrated church in Europe.

By ”a happy coincidence” the visit took place on the first day of the Jain Festival of Forgiveness.

And, although Edward and Sophie obviously don’t need to be forgiven for anything, it was indeed a happy coincidence, because their arrival brought huge crowds of people to the temple, and thus helped swell the numbers for what Hello! describes as ”the holiest of times in the religion’s calendar”.

It’s the same effect we have seen time and again at cup finals and other sporting events. Get yourself a royal and you’ve got yourself a crowd. And they do it all gratis, without a thought for themselves.

God bless ’em. They do a marvellous job.

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