Atlantans and Georgians seem aware of and are interested in Saturday's royal wedding of Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle, but the Peach State ranks behind Britain's other former American colonies, at least when it comes to web search about the happy event across the pond.
Georgia ranks 13th of the 13 colonies in volume of searches for "Britain’s Royal Wedding" the last seven days, according to Google Trends, which always knows what you have searched.
Connecticut, Virginia and Massachusetts were the top 3, scoring between 73 and 76 on a 100-point scale in searches. Georgia, with an index of 60, was even behind New Hampshire (62) and non-colony states such as Minnesota (68) and Ohio (67).
South Carolina (70) was 5th among the former colonies. North Carolina (69) was 7th.
But the District of Columbia, which was not even a thing when the colonies declared their independence in 1776, puts us all to shame, with an index of 100 for interest in Royal Wedding searches.
The rest of the former colonies: No. 4 Maryland (73), 6. Pennsylvania (70), 8. Rhode Island (68), 9. Delaware (67), 10. New York (66), 11. New Jersey (66).
What, you might ask, are people from the state named for King George II, searching? We want to know what time the wedding will be, how to watch on television and devices. Some are curious about the Cliveden House Hotel, where the bride is staying with her Mum before the wedding.
Across the United States, the members of the royal family or family-to-be that are getting search attention include Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. But top search is about the bride, followed by Prince Harry.
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