(Independent) London comes to a halt as wedding fever goes global

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Up to two billion people around the world will watch today as a 29-year-old woman from Reading marries into the British Royal Family.

Much of Britain is expected to grind to a halt as the nation enjoys another bank holiday, with many taking up position in front of their TV sets from 10am to savour a display of pageantry, pomp and circumstance not seen here since the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer 30 years ago.

Kate Middleton will marry Prince William in a spectacular and extravagantly patriotic ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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Posted April 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Pageantmaster [Katie bought Welby] wrote:

London has been at a halt since Maundy Thursday.  With Monday this week an additional public holiday, and Friday also a holiday, as well as the following Monday the Mayday holiday, many people have taken the intervening three days off this week thereby getting a straight 10 day holiday.

The party has been getting going today, and has rather taken everybody by surprise.  It is definitely going to be a party to remember.

April 28, 7:50 pm | [comment link]
2. Vatican Watcher wrote:

I hope they have a great time over there.  By some estimates, this may be the last chance for the Western world to have a party for quite awhile.

April 28, 10:37 pm | [comment link]
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