Royal Wedding Sparks Tours of Kate Middleton's Village
NEW YORK (CBS) Excitement over the royal wedding is leading visitors to the village where bride-to-be Kate Middleton spent her childhood.
Tour company operator Adrian Morton plans to send bus tours to Bucklebury, some 55 miles west of London, where Middleton was raised.
"You can see the places where she went to school and where she was christened," Morton told Britain's Daily Mirror.
But the tours, which cost 10 British pounds, have angered some locals.
"I wish they'd leave her in peace," one resident told the paper of Prince William's fiancee.
For royal watchers who wish to stay in London, there's another tour with ties to the royal couple.
A company is offering a walking tour around the city, with stops at locations that "helped define the next royal golden couple."
Organizer James Bonney told the Mirror that the two-and-a-half hour tour has "got the potential to go crazy."
Stoping points, according to the report, will include crown jeweler Garrard's, who made Princess Diana's engagement ring (which William gave to Middleton); Westminster Abbey, where the couple will marry on April 29; and other locations like her great-grandfather's offices, the nightclub Mahiki and a branch of the retail chain Jigsaw, where Middleton once worked as an accessories buyer.
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