Royal Wedding fever has officially hit! We are 5 days away from watching Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle walk down the aisle of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Windsor Castle is resplendent in the sunshine today and, not surprisingly, is teeming with tourists and TV crews. People are dodging cameramen, royal reporters, news anchors and the ubiquitous selfie-sticks, and others are photobombing perfectly timed shots accidentally or maybe on purpose for those with mischief in mind?
The castle will be closed later in the week for the final preparations inside the grounds, but today, visitors and people setting up are milling around together.
The bunting has been hung and Union Jack flags are fluttering above the tourists.
Inside the castle people are queuing to see the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. The on-site souvenir shops are doing a roaring trade in official Royal Wedding knick-knacks. They are quite pricey though, I’m heading outside to find the cheapest tat.
The officially sanctioned elegantly designed souvenirs of the big day are tempting visitors of the castle. I bought several postcards of St George’s Chapel as there is a no photography rule and an on topic Prince Harry postcard to send to my mother.
Above you can see that Queen Elizabeth II is in residence. The Royal Standard flag always flies when the Queen is home.
Above is St George’s Chapel where the marriage will take place. Sadly, there is no photography allowed inside. Something I genuinely forgot in my excitement, so I can share with you the ornate ceiling of the Chapel!
I’m looking forward to watching the Royal Wedding on TV on Saturday. The crowds expected in Windsor for the occasion have been advised to travel there at dawn.
Will you be watching the Royal Wedding? Comment below and let me know if you love it or loathe it!
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