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Fans of Will and Kate camp out on the streets of London

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John Loughrey becomes the first person to camp out on the streets of London to wait for the start of the royal wedding on April 26. With only two full days to go before the Royal Wedding, security checks and last minute preparations are continuing around Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and on the route the couple will take.

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Royal fan and knitter Gwen Murray from Norfolk, aged 76, becomes the second person to start to camp out on the streets of London to wait for the start of the royal wedding.

John and Gwen are the first two fans to have secured their places outside Westminster Abbey in preparation for the royal wedding on Friday. "I am a royalist and there's a lot of royalists in this country," John told Reuters. Wish you were here? It's a little chilly in London today, so I may put off joining them on the pavement for now.

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