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Royal wedding street parties hit UK

2011-04-29 22:05
London - Hundreds of thousands of Britons have held traditional street parties with brass bands, baked goods and bunting to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Officials say there have been 5 500 applications for street closures, with residents in some towns setting up long tables in the middle of main roads.

But not everyone is cheering Friday's wedding. Anti-monarchist group Republic is holding a "not the royal weeding" party in a London square.

In Glasgow, officials warned people not to go to an unofficial party in Kelvingrove Park after more than 14 000 indicated on Facebook that they planned to attend. Officials said the party did not have permission and feared it would overwhelm the park.

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