Mexican teenager on hunger strike for royal wedding invite

2011-02-18 07:34

Mexico City – A 19-year-old Mexican woman was in the ninth day of a hunger strike in front of the British embassy here, demanding an invitation to the wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton.

“I have been a fan of Lady Di since I was a little girl,” said Estibalis Chavez, who set up a tent outside the British embassy in Mexico City.

“My mother was also a fan.

I promised myself I would go to the next royal wedding.”

The young woman said she had been asking for an invitation to the April 29 ceremony at Westminster Abbey, but the embassy had told her it was impossible.

“I intend to fight until the very end.

There is no turning back,” she said, adding that the invitation could make up for a characterisation of Mexicans as “lazy”, “feckless” and “flatulent” on the BBC Top Gear programme.

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