LONDON & WALSALL - As the wedding between Dian--- Kate and Will goes on, one man is relishing the fact that he can be a patriot today.
"Usually," said Mark Smith, "I have to keep my national pride under wraps you see. Sometimes people see that and think I'm a racist nationalist, or a supremacist. Really, I love my country, but I don' think its the best."
The wedding allowed him to sing the national anthem in public, and salute the many flags of England and Britain flying around his town of Walsall, just a few kilometres from Birmingham.
"I ain't a BNP member," he continued. "Seriously. I'm a left-wing, middle-income family man. The last thing I want is to join a rascist party full of nationalists."
So why is it so wrong to be patriotic?
"Some people would take your national pride or love of the country to be bullshit," said Dr. Gareth, a psychologist at Aston University, "I'm afraid this national pride died after Thatcher. There was nothing truly British to be proud of. Often, in the hyper state, the BNP have ruined this flag-waving thing for everyone really."
As of press time, Mark has been arrested by West Midlands Police for waving his flag on his front garden.