Over 80,000 people watch royal wedding in Hyde Park

Crowds gathered around three giant screens erected in Hyde Park last Friday so visitors could watch a live broadcast of the royal nuptials while champagne was served from makeshift bars.

Crowds watch Will and Katherine tie the knot in Hyde Park - image: Royal Parks
Crowds watch Will and Katherine tie the knot in Hyde Park - image: Royal Parks

Around half of the royal procession route passed along Green Park and St James's Park. Royal Parks staff had earlier prepared the route by removing road islands and preparing the gravel on Horse Guards Parade.

Park Manager of Hyde Park Rob Dowling said: "We’re delighted that so many people decided to celebrate the royal wedding in Hyde Park. The atmosphere was fantastic and people enjoyed a great day out."

Mark Wasilewski, park manager of St James’s Park and Green Park, said it had been a privilege and a delight for the whole team to be involved in the occasion.

Royal Parks chief executive Mark Camley said it was a wonderful occasion. "We have really enjoyed welcoming thousands of visitors from across the globe to watch this event and in 2012, during the Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we look forward to welcoming many more visitors."


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