Oh boy. There’s a 19-year-old girl in Mexico who is jonesing to go to the Royal Wedding. Estibalis Chavez went on a 16-day hunger strike back in February in an effort to get to the wedding. Eventually a lobbyist bought her an airline ticket to London. Yay!
Side note: She had to drink water at least, right? Can you drink chicken broth and still consider yourself on a hunger strike? What about sucking on breath mints? Does that negate the strike?
Turns out British Immigration sent her packing because she couldn’t give an address to show where she would be staying in England. Boo!
Oh yeah, she didn’t have any money on her for a hotel, either. As of today she’s staying at a youth hostel in Madrid which is where she had a stopover when they sent her back to Mexico.
But she’s not giving up.
She’s outside the Mexican embassy in Madrid right now, trying to get back to London for the wedding. That chick is holding on tight to her dream.
She said “a new-found Facebook friend, who wanted to remain anonymous, had promised to wire her money to buy a ticket back to London and she had also found a place to stay with a Mexican citizen in England.” London’s Immigration spokesman has remained silent on the issue.
I have to admire her moxie.
Her story was posted at 6:44 a.m. EST today and guests are slated to arrive at Westminster Abbey tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. BST/3:15 a.m. EST. Kate Middleton is scheduled to walk down the aisle at 11 a.m. BST/6:00 a.m. EST. So Estibalis has less than 24 hours to get there.
I don’t think she’s gonna make it, but the two halves of my cup are fighting.
The half full side says it would only take a dime from 50,000 residents of Madrid to make her dream come true. Can’t they spare ten cents to make this chick happy?
The half empty side says why should anyone give a rip about sending her to the wedding. Can’t she hang out at Best Buy in Madrid and watch it on TV?
Thoughts, opinions? Are you going to watch Kate become Mrs. William whatever-his-official-last-name-is-since-they-don’t-seem-to-have-last-names-in-the-Royal-family?