Buckingham Palace is in turmoil at the prospect of strikes being called to coincide with the wedding of William and Kate.
The Queen, in a private audience with David Cameron has expressed her horror at the possibility of strikes and the Government is proposing a new law to outlaw strikes at times of Royal Weddings.
'It's treason' declared royal flunkey Lionel Carpet 'I will not rest until the happy couple are sent off with all the people of Britain in exultation at the great event.'
This spirit affected many local councils who are organising street parties to celebrate the marriage.
Trade Union leaders gathered to prepare an announcement. "We are calling a General Strike so everybody can have a holiday and celebrate this wonderful event. This is a patriotic gesture, not treason!'
But Carpet was far from satisfied. 'How is everyone getting to the event and the parties if there is a General Strike?' he asked.
'But how can our members go to the wedding if they are at work?' replied an irate Unite orator.
So there is a terrible dilemma for everyone.