The venue is picked, the date announced and the invitations have been sent out.
Britain and the rest of the world is awaiting the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton which is held on the 29th of April 2011, with baited breath. Or maybe I should say, that they are waiting for the big bucks to roll in as they cash in on the wedding. At least everyone in the UK tourism industry is.
Airline tickets to London are selling like hot cakes, hotels are already at capacity and inbound tour operators to the UK are offering Wedding package deals at very interesting rates. I do wonder though if tourists visiting the UK capital will actually be able to see Kate and Will other than on the coffee mug or post cards they will buy at the souvenirs shop.
But fear not. If you’re one of those people who have purchased themselves a flight to London on that much talked about weekend and are afraid of missing out on all the action, you might be interested in the ‘Kate Middleton Country Tour’. This tour which is run by Mortons Travel bus company will take you to Kate’s home town of Bucklebury and the surrounding area in the South of England. It’ll take you past St. Andrews Prep School which she attended in her youth, St. Andrews church in Bradfield where she was baptised and you might even be able to catch a glimpse of the Middletons’ house. Although it’s a bit difficult to see that from the street these days. The tour has already proven very popular among American tourists, but the bus company located in North Hampshire has also taken bookings from Swedish, German and Japanese travellers who can’t wait to visit the small English country village. So be quick if you’re interested.
And me? I can’t wait either. For the wedding day, that is. Because us commoners living in the UK will get an extra day off this year. Three cheers to that!