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Thousands on London’s High Street ahead of royal wedding


CAROL MARTINDALE in London

Thousands on London’s High Street ahead of royal wedding

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All day today every vantage point and every available space was filled with thousands of royal watchers along High Street near Windsor Castle where Prince Harry will get married to his American sweetheart, actress Meghan Markle tomorrow.

Even though the couple will be married in a ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at noon, there were thousands who were camped out along High Street for days to make sure they have “front row” seats to watch the royal couple as they drive by after they tie the knot.

Alison Hamilton from the United Kingdom is on position with her friends along High Street.

“It is such good sport. We went to Prince William and Kate’s wedding and we camped out then and we thought we would do it again” she said.

royal-wedding-blocFriends Jo Beale and Heather Matschoss travelled from Australia for the wedding and were in position from early this morning. Dressed in their purple hats, the two friends said they made the decision to head to London for the wedding when the couple had announced their engagement.

Sitting comfortably in their chairs on High Street, the two said they would be sleeping on the spot, as they pointed to their sleeping bags and extra socks and supplies in front of them. 

“We were here for Princess Diana’s death so we thought it would be fitting to be here for her last son’s wedding,” Matschoss said.

Jamaican Sharon McCeaan dressed in her tiara, was sitting on her chair watching the crowds of people go by. She was in position from early morning. 
“I had to be here. My prince is getting married. I’m so excited.  I feel so proud. I love Meghan,” said the Jamaican who has been living in England for the last 30 years. 

“Meghan is black just like me and it is a joy to know a black person like me is in the palace” she added.

Sky London was proud to say he was in his spot from 3 p.m. Tuesday. His chair is his bed while he uses nearby toilets during the day.

“History has been made. A mixed race woman will be in the royal family. I just wish her mum was giving her away. It would have made even more history and would have made the royal family even more modern and with the times” said the regular royal watcher.

In a statement from the royal family today it was announced that Prince Charles will be walking Meghan down the aisle. 

London said he has not only camped out to watch the royal weddings but also the royal births including the birth of Prince William’s last son Prince Louis.
All along the winding road leading to Windsor Castle there is bunting decorating all the shops and stores and pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan markle are visible in every space.

The newlyweds are expected to take a two mile tour of Windsor in an Ascot Landau Carriage, the same used by Prince William and Kate Middleton when they got married back in 2011.
The couple is expected to travel along High Street and through Windsor before returning to the Castle for their first reception at St George’s Hall. (CM)

 

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