AND they’re off!
A coachload of happy revellers have made their way to London from Sheffield to take part in the capital’s Royal wedding celebrations today.
The travellers boarded the fully-booked coach on Hartshead in the city centre excited at the prospect of seeing for themselves the historic event of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s big day.
They are spending two nights in London in a top hotel with dinner and bed and breakfast and visiting Royal Windsor as well as getting free time to enjoy the wedding fun.
Mingling among an estimated 450,000-strong crowd, they will get the chance to line the Royal carriage’s route through Parliament Square, along Whitehall and The Mall, before gathering in front of Buckingham Palace to see the newlyweds kiss on the balcony.
The Sheffield revellers paid just under £100 each for their coach trip places.
Travel companies have been organising trips from all around the world for the wedding. - British Airways has been selling $1,000 weekend packages for Royalists journeying from the USA.
And Royal fans from Sheffield heading to the Royal Wedding in London today are being given the chance to travel in style - with rail company East Midlands Trains allowing standard class passengers the chance to upgrade to first class for a £9 fee.
David Horne, customer service director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We know that many people will be taking advantage of the extra day’s bank holiday to take a trip to London to watch the wedding in all its full glory and that they have already booked their tickets to travel with us. ”