The PJ Tatler

On the subject of the royal wedding, Jerry Seinfeld speaks for me

Its absurdity is the least of its problems.

Asked if he, like many Americans, was looking forward to April 29, the 56-year-old replied sarcastically: ‘Yes, I’m very excited. Well it’s a circus act, it’s an absurd act.

‘You know, it’s a dress-up. It’s a classic English thing of let’s play dress-up. Let’s pretend that these are special people. OK, we’ll all pretend that – that’s what theatre is,’ he continued.

‘That’s why the British have the greatest theatre in the world. They love to dress up and they love to play pretend.

‘And that’s what the Royal Family is – it’s a huge game of pretend. These aren’t special people – it’s fake outfits, fake phoney hats and gowns.’

Seinfeld added: ‘It’s fantastic. We don’t have anything like that.’