As the final preparations are put in place for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s "big day" on Friday, millions of Britons are rushing to airports, train stations and motorways to escape the country before royal wedding chaos takes over.
Many Britons have chosen to flee abroad to escape the impending peak of the royal wedding madness that has been sweeping the nation in progressive bouts of hysteria since the nuptial announced in mid-November last year.
Central London in lockdown for wedding
“There was no way we were staying in London,” says Antonia Bacon, a resident of Victoria in central London. “The police have outlined our area as a ‘contingency dispersal zone’, so we could have ended up being boxed into our own home if the crowds got too big.” Antonia is heading to Paris, one of the most popular destinations for Brits fleeing royal wedding fever, according to the low-coast airline easyJet.
EasyJet’s busiest flights out of Britain in the days prior to the royal wedding:
- Malaga, Spain
- Madrid, Spain
- Paris, France
- Faro, Portugal
- Amsterdam, the Netherlands
His colleague, Heather Carswell, was not convinced. “Jostling for space amongst hundreds of thousands of well-wishers in central London is as close to this wedding as us ordinary folk can get … My advice would be to get out of London and you will have a royally good time.”
Date created : 2011-04-28