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29 April 2011 :: 17:04:45 pm 53374

Millions Wait In Anticipation For The Royal Wedding

Half a million of English spectators and two billion worldwide TV viewers wait in anticipation for the royal wedding of Prince William and commoner Catherine Middleton scheduled on 29th April 2011 at 11a.m. local time or 5 p.m. in Thailand.
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The first glimpse the world will have of the bride and her bridal gown will be when she steps out of the Rolls-Royce Phantom car which will transport her to the abbey, which held the funeral for the prince’s late mother, Diana.

On the night before the wedding, thousands of people camped at The Mall, the wide boulevard leading to Buckingham Palace, as they prepared to cheer on the newly wed.

Some were lucky enough to shake hands and take pictures of prince William on his evening visit before retiring to spend his last night as a single man with his family.

 

The 28-year-old prince was heard telling his fans: “All I’ve got to do is get the lines right”.

Campers trying to get a good night’s sleep were woken  in today’s early hours as fireworks lit up London’s night sky.

The Order of Service revealed that Kate will not promise to obey her husband in her marriage vows, following in the footsteps of the late princess Diana, who later divorced William’s father Prince Charles and died in a Paris car crash in 1997.

The red carpet and floral decorations were in place at the Westminster Abbey venue as British people prepared to coast the occasion with champagne breakfast and around 6000 street parties.

William will be dressed in the world-famous scarlet colours of the British army, but will not be wearing a wedding ring at any point in the service in keeping with his grandfather Prince Philip’s preference.

Kate’s wedding ring was fashioned by Welsh jewellers Wartski from a piece of Welsh gold given to Prince William by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets and watch the big screen televisions in London’s Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square with champagne, Pimm’s, wedding cake and a band all laid on to keep the party going.

The latest weather forecast of scattered showers instead of storms, provided some relief for the crowds

The royal couple promised yesterday that the post-wedding processional carriage ride to Buckingham Palace would take place in an open State Landau even if showers were expected.

“The forecast will have to be pretty severe for the wet weather option (closed carriage) to be used,” a spokesman for William’s St James’s Palace said.

“Unless we’re looking at the possibility of thunderstorms then the couple will just get on with it.”

 

Inside the church – which has been decorated with English Field Maple trees and plants including blossoms, azaleas and rhododendron – will be an eclectic mix of dignitaries, celebrities and politicians.

Around 40 foreign royals will attending the royal wedding along with footballer David Beckham, singer Elton John and Prime Minister David Cameron.

In a diplomatic row that threatened to overshadow the good mood, Britain abruptly withdrew the Syrian ambassador’s invitation, saying the regime’s crackdown on protesters made it unacceptable for him to attend.

Kate, 29, spent her last night as a commoner at the upmarket Goring Hotel, close to Buckingham Palace.

Later yesterday, Camilla and Charles attended a reception along with the queen being given for British and foreign royals attending the wedding at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in central London.

As final security checks were carried out, police said they had arrested 20 people across London after warning they would act to prevent anyone causing trouble during the wedding.

Credit by: www.news.com.au

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