With the country mired in gloom and doom, the announcement of the Royal Wedding of the heir to the Throne Prince William and his long-time girlfriend Kate - now officially Catherine - Middleton, could not have been made at a better time, especially for legions of Royal enthusiasts the length and breadth of the UK.
Online PR News – 25-February-2011 – – With the country mired in gloom and doom, the announcement of the Royal Wedding of the heir to the Throne Prince William and his long-time girlfriend Kate - now officially Catherine - Middleton, could not have been made at a better time, especially for legions of Royal enthusiasts the length and breadth of the UK.
The 'feel-good factor' and excitement surrounding the April 29th nuptials will no doubt build to a crescendo, with everyone (with the possible exception of the Bishop of Willesden) dusting off their Union flags and preparing for a day of celebration - helped by the fact that the occasion has been declared an additional 'Royal Wedding' Bank Holiday!
However good the street party and however comprehensive the television coverage of the event though, nothing will beat 'being there' in the capital on that spring Friday, with a place in The Mall or elsewhere on the 'Royal Route' from St Paul's Cathedral to Buckingham Palace the most coveted spot of all.
Specialist tour operator Newmarket Holidays will be providing opportunities for Royal fans from across the UK to travel to London for the Event of the Year, with coach- and hotel-inclusive packages that also offer transfers into the city on Royal Wedding Eve and early on the morning of the Big Day!
If the clamour that surrounded the 1981 marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer is repeated, London will see over 600,000 flag-waving Royal Wedding enthusiasts take to the streets, all hoping to catch a glimpse of the happy couple as they make their way back to the Palace and - who knows - a repeat of that famous 'balcony kiss'.
Newmarket's Royal Wedding Breaks, priced at £139.95, include coach travel from local pick-up points across the UK, two nights' accommodation in a Greater London hotel and the all-important transfers into the centre of the capital for the chance to join in the celebrations.
With central London hotels booked out as soon as the announcement was made, these great value coach trips will be just the ticket for out-of-town Royal Wedding-goers, with an early start on the day of the ceremony giving a chance to seek out a good position to see the event, or simply to enjoy the carnival atmosphere of the capital - there's nothing like a Royal Wedding Day to guarantee London is at its brilliant best. With big screens strategically placed to ensure that well-wishers miss none of the day's highlights, and with street vendors and entertainers sure to add to the colourful scene, the celebrations will go on long after the Prince and his bride have retired from the public view.
Newmarket's Royal Wedding Packages are completed with a visit to Royal Windsor, with a chance to visit the famous Castle, or to head across the River Thames for a glimpse of Eton College, Prince William's alma mater, before return coach travel on Saturday afternoon.