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    Posted April 26, 2011 by
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    Watching the royal wedding

     
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    Royal wedding: Newspaper seller

     

    Newspaper seller pictured at Tottenham Court Road Tube (aka subway) station on evening of Thursday, April 21.

    His billboard refers to the fact that London town halls have received more than 2,000 applications for roads to be closed on wedding day so people can celebrate. The street party is a British tradition during major public occasions (such as the Prince Charles/Lady Diana wedding in 1981 or the Queen’s coronation in 1952). Whole roads are shut so locals lay out tables of food, drink, hold games and competitions: often attendees wear fancy dress.

    Many people in London are in a holiday mood right now. Easter was a four-day weekend (regular public holidays fall on the Friday and Monday); the royal wedding weekend, which immediately follows, is also a four-day weekend. It means many people can enjoy 11 days off work but only have to use up three days leave…

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