April 30th, 2011
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Now that lunchtime's schmancy canapes and gâteaux opera have long since been washed down with nebuchadnezzars of bubbly and royal wedding guests have shaken their tasteful tail feathers all night long, what's to stop imbibers from being crowned by a king-sized hangover?

While our Anderson Cooper disavows knowledge of the tradition of the "survivor party" - also demurely termed a "post-wedding breakfast" or less so, a "hangover brunch" - he admits that cold pizza is potentially effective armor against the onslaught of post booze bender pain. His UK counterparts, however, swear by the "bacon butty" - which the groom's brother Harry - reportedly himself no stranger to the occasional tipple - is serving at 6 a.m. to those left standing after the massive dance party that's taken over three state rooms at Buckingham Palace.

Prince of a guy, that Harry.

The bacon butty, for the record, is a slab of fatty back bacon on a bun, doused with brown sauce - usually HP or A1 steak sauce. While Anderson finds the combo on the "disgusting" side, quoth the ever-smashing Richard Quest, overserved guests will in the wee, small hours, "Be gagging for a bacon butty."

Speaking of gagging, Anderson found a goodly sampling of tozzled revelers as he walked down a London side street, Tweeting "I love London, but Brits drink 2 much. In 20 min I just saw 25 drunks, 3 vomiters, 5 public pee-ers, and 4 passed out people. Yuck" and "Of course, you can't generalize, and plenty of folks drink in US, but I never see this much public intoxication in NY."

Sounds like a royal mess.

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  1. Harry

    How in God's name did they ever conquer /4 of the world? I guess they just unleashed the Scots.

    May 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  2. Bacon Butty

    You weren't eating me, that was a cheap imposter! I am not a fatty! I demand you retract your insulting comments about my delicious bacon goodness!

    Handbags at dawn, I say, old chap!

    May 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
  3. mtnman

    bacon butty my be good enough for a royal, but not for a Vanderbilt. And Vanderbilt houses have 43 bathrooms, so one never has to go in the street.

    May 2, 2011 at 8:56 am |
  4. Mildred

    Two things- Any word at what food was actually at the party? and I scored HP sauce at one of my local stores w/a decent international section. I love the stuff. (I live in upstate NY)

    May 2, 2011 at 8:42 am |
  5. Movitar

    I just got a $829.99 iPad 3G 64GB for only $88.37 and my mom also grabbed a $1499.99 HDTV for only $251.92, they are both coming with FED-EX tomorrow. I would be an idiot to ever pay full retail prices at places like Walmart or bestbuy. I sold a 37" HDTV to my boss for $600 that I only paid $78.24 for. I use SnagBids.com

    April 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  6. Pooper Cooper

    Wow, the last time Andy went down on meat like that was when he met George Michael in the restroom for an "exclusive".

    April 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  7. Jack

    AC? Someone PLEASE take away his passport. Gads what an Ugly American. Seriously, if you're not going to learn good manners, STAY AT HOME!

    April 30, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  8. Matt

    Princess Anderson should man up and quit eating like a little girl. Don't worry, when you get back to the states, we'll have your Evian and soy burger waiting for you. BTW, were you able to pick up any extra small black T shirts while you were in London?

    April 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  9. dapace

    Would someone please rewrite this article in Americanese?

    April 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  10. Tennessee

    Emmy G is so defensive. I lived in England while I was in the Air Force and their traditional food is not that good. Also, Anderson Cooper has been around the world and then some. He got his start reporting in war torn Bosnia. Therefore I think he is very open minded and not an arrogant American. Emmy G needs to look at this story for what it is just a story. Anderson had paid his dues.

    April 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  11. Abe

    In the Fire and Rescue Service a bacon butty is a force multiplier. Give a firefighter who's been working four hours solid a bacon sandwich and he or she'll do anything for you.

    April 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
  12. Kookmyer

    Why is Anderson Cooper such a wuss?

    April 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  13. Ian

    The guy clearly hates anyone or anything that does not follow his american ways and ideologies, a bacon butty and or bacon sandwich whatever you choose to call it is not fattening especially when grilled and it is not a 'fatty slab of meat on a bun' it is really quite thin and not very unhealthy at all, for an american to say this when americans are the kings of fatt shitty meat full of salt and sugar stuffed on a bun served quik on every corner of the continent. he's clearly only brit bashing to try and make the americans feel better about their way of life, this guy is everything that is wrong with that country and should try basing his opinions on real facts, not surprising he didnt like something with 'butt' in its name hes probably had enough arses for one lifetime.

    April 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  14. BillyK

    Too Bad that Anderson does not like a Bacon Buddy – a good one is Wonderful – Like a Good Hotdog is Wonderful – – Give the Brits a Chance – they hold a bunch of US Debt Bonds and Support the US in its idiotic Military Wars – – Love The Brits – – they have CLASS – – and their Prime Minister and First Lady DRESS UP wherever they go – – Proper English – – Respect

    April 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  15. grlnxtdoor

    Bacon 'butty'–is this the 'butt' of a joke? It even sounds disgusting.

    April 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  16. Simon

    I saw this incident live and was shocked that Piers Morgan allowed that object to be called a 'Bacon Butty' – it was nothing of the sort... maybe ham or pork burger would have been closer. It was disgusting as it appeared and I have to agree with Anderson's assessment.
    I hope somebody points the poor man in the right direction and offers him the real thing... that was an abomination.

    April 30, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
  17. Rita

    The gayest journalist on tv (male anyway...Rachael Maddow being the female) didn't like something named "butty"...go figure!

    April 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
    • Pooper Cooper

      You never see Rachel Maddow and Ralph Macchio in the same place.... coincidence?

      April 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
  18. grape_vine

    Back bacon on a bun? Sounds like something you'd get at a church carnival in Canada, eh? (Ps. at least in Canada, it's really good with roasted peppers)

    April 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  19. DustyDudetee

    My husband is English and every time he has taken me to England, the bacon we have had at his house has never been fatty, never. AC you must of been using bacon from the US.

    April 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  20. Go France!

    England sucks at soccer!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  21. Chauncey Hubert Smitheringtonsworth

    I say, this wedding was a smashing good time!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  22. Mel Gibson

    We 'Mericans beat your tea-drinkin hides across the ocean once, don't make us do it agin! Yeeehaaww

    April 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
  23. s-jan

    The version I grew up with included slathering the bun with butter (or even better- margarine!) and what would be called ketchup in the USA. My brother swears by assembling at the last minute and adding potato chips (crisps in the UK).

    April 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  24. American Patriot

    This is not news. This is mindless fusion of entertainment and gossip. Qaddafi called for a cease-fire and the Taliban called for a "spring offensive," but I had to look for it. This celebrity nonsense should not push those real events into mere sub-script.

    Eileen, your argument is filled with logical fallacies. Where did I call Anderson Cooper gay? Americans are not all uneducated riff-raff, you know, so dropping pseudo-intellectual adjectives like "puerile" does not offend. Relax, sip some tea, and enjoy this obviously special occasion!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  25. Merlie

    I normally like Anderson Cooper but he's been acting like a jerk all week over the royal wedding. Fussing and snarking about morning coats and the difference between the work "mum" and "ma'am" as said with a Brit accent. Maybe he's just jealous.

    April 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  26. American Patriot

    Anderson Cooper, there are dead people in the U.S. south! Katrina made your career, buddy! Think of the press! Get on it and exploit this tragedy! Or just sip tea and eat crumpets at some irrelevant, superficial gossip-fest. For shame!

    April 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  27. aamilesslave

    That was a pretty sorry looking bacon butty. AC should try them again at the BA First Lounge on his way home.

    April 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  28. Wicket

    Maybe it takes an understanding of history to grasp the relevance of the British monarchy in terms of national identity, continuity with history and pride. Maybe you have to grow up in a place steeped in history to appreciate it...other countries support useless people like sports stars and actors with millions and millions of dollars and adulation.

    April 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  29. Amavet2

    I thought Anderson liked his meat between a bun!!

    April 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm |
  30. Jim

    "tozzled"? Not a word?

    April 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm |
  31. Bob

    Yaaaay... another video I won't be seeing because of a 30-second commercial that I'm forced to watch.

    April 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
  32. Michael

    It's way better if the bacon is crispy and smothered in Heinz Tomato Ketchup.

    April 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
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