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Friday
Apr292011

Thousands Gather in Central London for Royal Wedding

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The day has finally arrived.  People have flocked from all over the world to the streets of London for the royal wedding.

The first of the 1,900 invited guests will begin arriving Friday after 3:15 a.m. EST, but there are already thousands of eager royal wedding watchers lining the streets.

Thousands of people have camped out overnight on the procession route, and there is also the specially constructed Camp Royale in Clapham Common.

More than 1,500 soldiers, sailors and air crew will be on duty to line the couple's procession route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, just under a mile away.

Also, an additional 5,000 uniformed and undercover police have been called in to be on alert for threats from Irish dissident terrorists, Muslim extremists, anti-monarchists, royal obsessives and anyone who may simply be drunk or disorderly. 

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