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It's the night before the big wedding and the royals are getting ready

2018-05-18 20:26
 

Windsor - Prince Harry and his best-man brother Prince William emerged from Windsor Castle to greet some of the thousands of well-wishers who have come to town west of London for the royal wedding.

At the same time, Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland arrived at Cliveden House Hotel, where they will spend the night before the royal wedding.

Harry, 33, and William, 35, shook hands and chatted on Friday evening with some of the royal fans from around the world who have gathered ahead of Saturday's wedding at Windsor Castle.

A smiling Harry gave a thumb's up and answered "Great, thank you" when asked how he was feeling. He also accepted a teddy bear from one well-wisher as he talked with people from Britain, the United States, Canada and elsewhere.

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Meghan, 36, and her mom were given a red carpet welcome as they arrived at the front door of their evening accommodation.

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This comes after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said it's "wonderful" that Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry.

The heir to the throne stepped in after Markle's father was unable to fly to Britain for the ceremony because of poor health.

Welby, who will marry Harry and Markle at Windsor Castle on Saturday, says Charles is "a very warm person and that he's doing this is a sign of his love and concern and support. And I think it's wonderful. It's beautiful."

Saturday's wedding has drawn intense international interest and is expected to be watched by tens of millions of television viewers around the world.

The archbishop said Harry and Markle are "a very self-possessed couple" and the atmosphere in rehearsals has been "relaxed, laughing and enjoyable."

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