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Old Mar 26, 2011, 8:05 PM   #1
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This is probably a post for those in London, UK or who will be in London during the royal wedding (29 April). Wondered if people had any ideas on good locations to capture the crowds and atmosphere. May be difficult to capture Prince William and Kate, but hoping to also do that too.
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...rocession.html

This is a newspaper article on the wedding route.
The biggest problem you will face is the crowds, unless you can get to the front.
If you place yourself in the Mall on the St James Park side you will have the backdrop of either St James Palace , Clarence House, Buckingham Palace or Admiralty Arch. They almost certainly will come out onto the balcony at the palace at the end. On the north side of The Mall you will have St.James Park as a backdrop plus Buckingham Palace or Admiralty Arch. Depends if you want pretty or historic as a backdrop.
If you are outside Buckingham Palace and she leaves from either Clarence House or St James's you will miss her. If you stand opposite St James Palace you will have covered all the options, as it is not yet posted where Kate will leave from. You may then be able to make your way to Buckingham Palace for their return. On the other hand if you wait outside Westminster Abbey I imagine you will find it very difficult to get back to The Mall because of the crowds. I hope this helps, just come back to me if you've any queries.
I worked all over London all my working life.
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 2:23 AM   #3
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I also wan't to travel to get a good photo of wedding wish me best of luck
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I remember charles and di it was chaos to be honest people camped out over night for a good spot
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 8:53 AM   #5
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To be honest you couldn't pay me to go there.
It's much better watched on TV, there are no toilets/rest rooms around the area, only at the railway stations, either Charing Cross or Victoria.
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I absolutely LOVED the royal wedding !
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Old Apr 30, 2011, 7:37 AM   #7
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Yes beautiful wasn't it.
I'm still glad I didn't go though as I dont like crowds that much and to be near the front you would have had to camp out for a few nights,apparently the crowds were 15 deep..
I was right about the best place to stand being opposite Clarence House.
The hotel that Kate stayed at is not that grand as a matter of interest, as there are bigger ones in the area but it does show a degree of modesty I guess, plus smaller was probably easier to police.
I wonder how the O P Quayne got on, perhaps he will be good enough to show us some of his shots.
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I've read that about 2000 photographers shoted 4000 each fot a total of about 8.000.000 picks. Is that true?
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Obviously I haven't a clue but logically 4000 shots per photographer sounds nonsense to me allowing for the speed that the coaches and cars drove by at . I would have thought that there were far more than 2000 cameras going off, allowing for the tens of thousands there. So 8,000,000 shots might be in the ballpark.
I dont know how these figures are estimated but they do know the capacities of the Royal parks from a security standpoint.
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