Patricia Broder and Franziska First
A day before the Royal Wedding, the small town of Windsor in south-west London is in a state of emergency: thousands of tourists with colorful paper crowns and media representatives from around the world crowd the scenic streets of the place where Prince Harry 33) and his Meghan (36) said yes this Saturday. Tight security arrangements: All roads have been cordoned off, hundreds of uniformed police officers are already on duty.
The biggest Royal fans have positioned themselves in front of Windsor Castle with camping chairs and sleeping bags in the front row and chatting comfortably with onlookers. Among them is the “Crown Lady”, the alternate Queen of Windsor, who has already gained local fame with her oversized crown.
“I wear my crown every day this week,” says the proud 58-year-old, whose real name is Caroline and who took an entire week off for the wedding. “I hope on Saturday I can take a selfie with the Queen, who will then wear her crown,” she says and laughs.
Megharryccino and the Mini Wedding Cake
Hardly a local company in Windsor misses the lucrative business with Royal Wedding. Heidi Bakery, for example, offers a cappuccino “Megharicino” with the faces of Harry and Meghan, which is sprinkled with coffee powder on a milk froth. You can also make a smaller version of the royal wedding cake.
The pub in Windsor, formerly known as The Three Tunes, had a very special marketing idea: it changed its name to The Prince Harry’s Pub without much ado. An action that must please Harry, who used to be notorious as a party prince.
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