Party atmosphere building in Windsor with three days to go
ROYAL wedding fever is sweeping Windsor with just days left until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do”.
Life-size figures of the couple are propped up all over town, with locals and tourists tucking in to wedding cake and coffees adorned with the pair’s faces.
The couple will be hoping yesterday’s blue skies and balmy sunshine will stay for the wedding on Saturday.
Thousands of bubbles were pumped out through an upstairs window on a street near Windsor Castle — with bubbles of a different kind expected to be popped this weekend. Edward Durkin, one of the owners of the Heidi cafe in the town, has launched royal wedding coffees so people can have their drink stamped with an image of Harry and Meghan.
The novelty drink — called a megharryccino — is made on a special coffee printer, of which there are only two in the whole of the UK, Mr Durkin said.
“Everybody that’s seen it so far is absolutely loving it,” he added.
“I think everybody is having a bit of fun with the wedding and the focus on Windsor, but I think this is definitely the most unique fun product I’ve seen out at the moment.”
The first two customers to try the coffee printer opted for a picture of the Queen on top of their froth. Jill Chippington (76) said: “It’s a wonderful gimmick. I was at the Queen’s coronation, which shows how old I am.”
Her friend, who has a very regal name — Elizabeth Prince — said: “I think it’s great.”
The Heidi cafe is also selling miniature three-tier lemon and elderflower cakes — reflecting the flavours chosen by Harry and Meghan.
And Stephanie Methven, owner of Limes Dine In Bakery in Windsor, said a “party atmosphere” is building in the town.
Windsor is expected to host thousands of people during the weekend — with some estimates of up to 100,000 people expected, three times the town’s usual population.