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Londoners cash in on the royal wedding

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Londoners cash in on the royal wedding


The ‘Wills and Kate effect’ has taken hold of London, with just two weeks to go before their big day. Everyone seems to be cashing in on the wedding with special packages arranged for rich tourists.

A six-day visit including a tour of Kensington Palace and dinner with a minor royal will set you back over 12,000 euros.

Finding a place to rest those weary legs after taking in all the sights depends on how deep your pockets are. One hotel close to Buckingham Palace can offer uninterrupted views of the royal procession.

Clearly April 29 is going to be a money-spinner for many. But for those looking for something on the cheap side, a temporary campsite is planned on Clapham Common.

“We have set up a camp site for an alleviation on the over-priced hotels in London for the royal wedding,” said Conor Nolan of ‘Eleven Events’. “We have got space for 2,000 tents, so about 5,000 people within the camping area.”

Some royalty buffs are trying to rent a flat but prices again have risen by 50%. For many wily home owners, the royal wedding is a trial run for that real little earner – the 2012 London Olympics!

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