Hours after simpleton Middleton and doubly-crowned Prince William wed today, a horse named Royal Wedding won the 5.30 steeplechase at Fontwell, Sussex by three lengths. If this was fixed, it was at a great cost: bookies are predicting a multi-million pound payout, because everyone the world over believes in the power of love and Royal Weddings, even when it is an arbitrary name for a horse.
"Madame Fate has given us one hell of a kick in the crown jewels," said David Williams from Ladbrokes. "Royal Wedding backers are over the moon."
I love love and weddings, too. But I'm really glad there are only about three hours left in London today.
Punters celebrate Royal Wedding victory at Fontwell [BBC Sport]