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Dress sensibly for royal wedding, public urged

Thousands of spectators are expected to descend on Windsor for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.

Revellers heading to Windsor to enjoy the royal wedding have been urged to wear “sensible clothes”.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead reminded members of the public via Twitter to dress for “a long day spent outside”.

It said: “Make sure you wear sensible clothes if you’re travelling to watch the #royalwedding it will be a long day spent outside.”

One Twitter user questioned whether the official account was actually a parody.

The council has advised spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 to plan ahead.

Visitors will be able to watch the newlyweds’ carriage procession from Castle Hill, High Street, Sheet Street, Kings Road, Albert Road or the Long Walk, it said.

Road closures along the procession route through the town centre will begin at 10pm on Friday May 18, with additional closures from 6am on the day of the wedding.

As preparations in the town gather pace, there will also be closures along the carriage route on Thursday May 17 from 9am until around 2pm.

The council said its dress advice related to weather-appropriate clothing.

“Residents and visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the proceedings should check the weather forecast before they travel and prepare accordingly,” it said.

“They should ensure they have enough food, water, sun cream, waterproof clothing and essentials to cope with standing in crowds for several hours.

“Thousands of people are expected to crowd the streets. It is crucial people have enough supplies and keep safe during the ceremony.”

People looking to drive into Windsor are being urged to pre-book parking due to limited spaces in the town.

The Review Ground has some 6,000 pre-bookable spaces, and there is a “park-and-float” car park at Windsor Racecourse.

Additional bike racks will be installed throughout the town for cyclists and the ban on cycling down the Long Walk will be temporarily lifted.

The council has launched a P.R.I.N.C.E guidance for those visiting Windsor on the day of the wedding:

Parking – Book it in advance.

Road Closures – Plan ahead.

In Windsor – Be prepared, including ensuring you have enough food, water, sunscreen, waterproof clothing and essentials.

Navigate to your preferred viewing spot. The key to securing a good spot will be to turn up as early as possible. Disabled viewing spots will be available at the junctions of Victoria Street and Albert Road.

Commuting? – Check out your route. Visitors planning on getting the train are advised to check their route well ahead of time, reserve tickets and allow extra time on the day.

Enjoy it! – “The Royal Wedding is a once-in-a-generation event,” the council said.

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