jueves, 28 de abril de 2011

Royal enthusiasts crowd London to witness wedding - Business Daily Africa

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Union Flag and George Cross flag bunting hangs outside the Lamb and Flag pub in central London ahead of the royal wedding on April 29, 2011, businesses have decorated their premises to celebrate the occasion. 50 heads of state are expected to attend. Photo/AFP

Union Flag and George Cross flag bunting hangs outside the Lamb and Flag pub in central London ahead of the royal wedding on April 29, 2011, businesses have decorated their premises to celebrate the occasion. 50 heads of state are expected to attend. Photo/AFP 

Over 600,000 people are expected in the British capital, London on Friday, to witness the wedding of Prince William and his bride, Kate Middleton.

Some royal enthusiasts already beginning to pitch tents outside the abbey.

It is anticipated the ceremony will be watched on television by millions of people worldwide.

Thousands of journalists have descended on London and makeshift studios have sprung up outside Buckingham Palace and along the wedding route.

Security has been stepped up, with police sealing off Beeston Place where the Goring Hotel is located.

A carriage procession will pass along The Mall, Horse Guards Road, Horse Guards Parade, through Horse Guards Arch, along Whitehall, along the south side of Parliament Square and into Broad Sanctuary.

Prince William and Ms Middleton say they have been "incredibly moved" by the affection shown to them since their engagement.

In a message in their official wedding programme they thanked "everyone most sincerely for their kindness".

Details of the ceremony at Westminster Abbey have been published.

The order of service reveals Miss Middleton will vow to "love, comfort, honour and keep" but not obey Prince William.

The service will be the epitome of "Britishness", St James's Palace said.

Miss Middleton was on Thursday taking part in her last rehearsal at Westminster Abbey, along with best man Prince Harry, as well as the bridesmaids and pageboys.

In their official wedding programme released on Thursday, William and Kate's message reads: "We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives. The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness."

The bride will walk up the aisle to a coronation anthem "I was glad" by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry from Psalm 122.

It was composed for the crowning of Prince William's great-great-great grandfather Edward VII at Westminster Abbey in 1902.

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