London Goes Bonkers
Ecstatic fans, posh guests in breathless anticipation
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 29, 2011 3:22 AM CDT
Guests begin streaming into Westminster Abbey for the big wedding.   (AP Photo/APTN)
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(Newser) – London morphed into one massive wedding party today as throngs lined the wedding procession route and head-of-state guests from around the world streamed into Westminster for the historic wedding of Britain's Prince William and his Kate. Some people camped out for days in the cold for a prime viewing spot along the procession from Buckingham Palace to the church, reports Sky News. Crowds got a thrill last night as William and brother Harry came out of Clarendon House for a "walkabout" to shake hands and engage in chit chat with admirers mobbed around them.

William expressed concern that viewers "stay warm," and admitted to being a bit nervous. "All I have to do is remember my lines," he told bemused fans. Some spectators, many in wildly outlandish costumes, were wrapped in sleeping bags in the morning chill, while others were cooking up breakfast sausages on camp stoves as they awaited the big event. "I slept on concrete for four days and in a tent last night but I feel well rested," said San Francisco actress Sheryl Milner. "I have waited for this day for quite a few years and I can feel the presence of Diana here today. It's just fantastic to be here."

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