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NEWS EXTRA: Mayor Of Windsor Looks Ahead To Royal Wedding

Picture credited to Kensington Palace

With the Royal Wedding just three months away, we've been finding out more about what the event will mean for Windsor.

In a special interview, the town's mayor, Councillor John Lenton, has been sharing his thoughts ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day in the Berkshire town on Saturday 19th May 2018.

More details have been revealed about the special ceremony, which will begin midday.

Kensington Palace tweeted the arrangements as more information was announced yesterday (Monday 12th February 2018).

(The Mayor of Windsor, Councillor John Lenton. Picture credited to The Mayor of Windsor's office)

Football fans have also been assurred that the ceremony is not expected to clash with the FA Cup final, which is due to kick off a few hours later that day at Wembley Stadium.

The Mayor of Windsor's told us he believes the event will have a huge positive impact - particularly when it comes to the procession through the streets of the Berkshire town:

"Commercially the town is going to do extremely well.

"All hotels were fully booked within minutes of the date of the wedding being announced - and there'll be large crowds in Windsor to wish the couple well.

"I expect shops and restaurants will be busy too, which will be great to see."

Councillor John Lenton says the town's been preparing well for the event - and he can sense the excitement about the big day amongst local people and organisations:

"We've had many events in Windsor in the past and they've all been successful.

"The problem though is we'd like to have more space so we can accommodate all the people who want to visit for special occasions like this.

"It's an important event for the people of Windsor, as they like to see the members of the Royal Family and they always enjoy these kind of special moments." 

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