With less than four weeks to go until Britain’s Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles, there is a palpable air of excitement in Windsor – the town where they will tie the knot. Despite the furore surrounding the legality and desirability of the marriage, many are looking forward to the occasion.
One resident said: “We’re really just hoping there will be crowds of people and people popping in to buy a wedding present.” Windsor’s never been short of visitors, keen to admire the castle and the cobbled streets.Many local hotels are reportedly sold-out in April. Manager Judith Hattingh said: “When it was announced the phones didn’t stop ringing, so we are fully booked and for Windsor it’s wonderful. It’s going to put Windsor on the map again.” Charles and Camilla’s wedding plans have not gone smoothly so far. They had planned to get married in Windsor Castle but when it was pointed out that if they did, so too could your average man on the street, they settled for the register office instead.