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'Royal wedding effect' will see tourism boom for Windsor

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Last Updated: 22/05/2018 12:26:03   Author: Phil Warren    Tags: Royal Wedding, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Eton, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Windsor is expected to see a surge in tourists as a result of the Royal Wedding, with the beautiful surroundings capturing imaginations across the world.
Tourism experts said the global spotlight thrown on the town.
Patricia Yates, from VisitBritain, said the images of a fairytale romance in glorious surroundings would prove an irresistable “showcase”.“It’s the fairy story of an American girl marrying a British prince,” she said. “We expect it to lead to a boost in tourists coming over in the weeks and months ahead, who will then travel to our heritage sites across Britain.”


Ms Yates said the popularity of the Duchess of Sussex in her home country could only add to the appeal for US tourists.
The tourist board expects a 15 per cent rise in visitors from the US, year on year, bringing more than £3.4bn to the British economy.

The organisation said overall, Britain will see a 4 per cent increase in tourists coming from overseas, who are expected to spend £26.9 billion this year, a 7 per cent rise on 2017.

Councillor John Lenton, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, said the weekend had shown the town at its finest.
More than 100,000 tourists filled the town’s streets on Saturday, hoping to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds.
Yesterday St George’s Chapel was opened for the afternoon so that visitors could see the flowers from the wedding. And Windsor travel agencies highlighted open days at Frogmore House - the venue for the couple’s evening reception - which will take place next month, while local wedding venues advertised for business.

Victoria Beckham appears to confirm that she and David are attending the royal wedding

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Last Updated: 22/05/2018 12:26:13   Tags: Beckhams, Royal Wedding, Eton, Windsor

Victoria Beckham appears to have to confirmed that she and husband David will be attending the royal wedding next month. The designer – who was on James Corden's late-night chat show promoting her new collection for Reebok – stammered over her words when she was asked the question.
Beckham is said to be quite close to Meghan Markle and the future duchess has worn her designs on a number of occasions. Beckham has, however, denied that she is the behind the wedding dress.

"She looked absolutely beautiful in my jumper. I’m sure it will be a really fun wedding," Beckham told the Guardian. "But no, she hasn’t asked me to do the dress."

This will not be the first royal wedding that the Beckhams have been lucky enough to attend. When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011, the couple was in attendance after David had grown close to William when they worked together on the bid for the 2018 Football World Cup.