Royal Aphrodisiac: Will & Kate’s Wedding Led to Spike in Morning-After Pill Demand

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The newly-married William and Kate kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace

The night after the royal wedding, love was in the air. Contraceptives, it seems, were not.

Figures show that demand for the morning after pill tripled in Northamptonshire, an English county with 684,000 residents, the day after Kate Middleton’s nuptials.

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“It was a beautifully warm weekend in Northamptonshire and there were street parties as well as house parties to celebrate Will and Kate’s wonderful wedding,” Heidi King, a sexual health worker, told the Mirror. “And we probably shouldn’t underestimate those two kisses on the palace balcony.”

The mad rush to the pharmacy suggests Britons wanted to share the passion. Further evidence to support the phenomenon could come in January, when medics expect to see a surge in the number of births.

Following the spike in requests for emergency contraception, King and her team are stepping up their efforts to distribute condoms and raise awareness about various types of birth control. But there’s still one problem. Whatever will they do about Pippa’s bottom?

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William Lee Adams is a writer-reporter at TIME’s London bureau. Find him on Twitter at @willyleeadams. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.