Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Giant Hyde Park and Trafalgar Sq Screens to Show Royal Wedding

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Giant Hyde Park and Trafalgar Sq Screens to Show Royal Wedding

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Byline: Ross Lydall Royal Correspondent

THE royal wedding will be shown to thousands of spectators on giant TV screens in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.

Those who cannot find a space along the route will be able to watch the procession and the wedding service broadcast live from Westminster Abbey. About a million people are expected to travel to central London for the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and Hyde Park has been earmarked as the main "overflow" point, where officials expect a crowd of between 200,000 and 500,000.

It will also be the hub of the celebrations, with a 60-metre "London Eye-style" observation wheel opening this Saturday until May 2. More than 10,000 people can be accommodated in Trafalgar Square, where other spectators are likely to head after watching the couple travel separately along The Mall, across Horse Guards Parade and down Whitehall to the Abbey. The wedding is expected to attract a global audience of two billion. …

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