Americans fooled by Royal Wedding spoofThe T-Mobile advertisement featuring a dance spoof of the Royal Wedding has gone viral over the weekend, receiving 5.5 million hits on YouTube.
If you haven’t seen it yet you’re in for a treat.
The two-minute clip looks a lot like amateur video of the Royal Wedding. Very serious guests sit patiently inside the church waiting for the bridal party as the ushers enter. Suddenly E-17’s dance song House of Love blares, the ushers throw up their order sheets and start to strut down the aisle.
They are followed by a succession of Royal Family Dopplegangers, including the Archbishop of Canterbury (an uncanny lookalike for the real Dr Rowan Williams), Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, the Duke of York, Zara Phillips, Edward and Sophie.
Prince Charles and Camilla follow, busting a few moves and knocking bums together, the Queen claps a little as she walks, and then Prince Harry owns it on the aisle. Finally, Wills shows off his rave moves and then has a dirty dance with Kate.
Most uncanny is that the actors portraying the royal couple and wedding party look identical to their real-life counter parts.
So much was the likeness that quite a few viewers watching on Yahoo!'s US website were left a little confused about whether the advert was actually footage of the real Royal Wedding.
One user commented: "amazing!!! That's unbelievable ! I imaged that the royal weddings usually were serious !! Happy forever !!! (sic)."
"i was shocked that they could do that in the westminister abbey. no more dignity (sic)," another wrote.
Added another: "Wow alittle too laid back????? Honestly I think that is the most stupid thing i have ever seen! Are they trying to look like they are laid back? I expected more of a prince ( I would have never done that for my wedding let a loan a prince and his new "princess" (sic)."
And another: "i loved it but prince Charles and his wife don't know how to dance (sic)."
The clip needs to be seen to be appreciated: