Royal Wedding plans changed in secret, venue moves to Beanotown — and chaos ensues!

Beano 3935 - CoverAhead of the much-anticipated wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, this week’s issue of Beano comic pays homage to the Royal couple in a satire strip – and Royalists heading to Windsor this weekend will be disappointed to learn the nuptials have already taken place – in Beanotown!

Well, almost.

The comic reveals that the Royals have secretly been married in Beanotown since 1066, amid The Queen’s fears of a French invasion – however their plans are foiled by Dennis and Gnasher.

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Bagging an invitation to the nuptials along with The Bash Street Kids, disaster strikes as Gnasher eats the wedding cake. Dennis attempts to save the day by replacing the cake but he trips and it ends up covering Meghan, resulting in a telling off by his parents for potentially starting a war with America, however, Meghan retaliates by starting a food fight to rival all others.

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Amongst jokes, brought to Beano readers by writer Nigel Auchterlounie and artist Nigel Parkinson, about Prince Charles arriving at the wrong church and The Queen wanting to return her Primark dress, beloved rebellious character Minnie the Minx sets upon her mischievous ways by convincing the happy couple she’s their daughter from the future, which the couple later discover is a prank – much to their relief!

Mike Stirling, Editorial Director at Beano Studios said: “Our invitation – from fan club member, Harry – must have been eaten by Gnasher! So, we decided to immortalise the couple’s forthcoming nuptials in Beano instead.

“We’re sure the Royal Family appreciates the honour of us celebrating their entertaining mannerisms. We hope the Royal couple enjoy their big day and that The Queen doesn’t throw us in the Tower for our ‘unique’ wedding gift!”

To celebrate the special occasion this weekend, Beano Studios will be hosting a range of entertaining Royal Wedding content on Beano.com

• “The Royal Beano Rumble” comic strip can be seen in this week’s Beano and is available to buy in all good newsagents, some run by disgruntled Republicans and all good supermarkets from today. Find out more about “The Royal Beano Rumble” on Beano.com here | Follow Beano on Twitter @BeanoOfficial

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as a freelance editor, as Creative Consultant on the new Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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