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Paula Ebben In London: Royal Wedding A ‘National Holiday’

By Paula Ebben, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – Americans have been hearing about the developments on the Royal Wedding – aka “The Wedding of the Century” – for months now. But this is a once-in-a-generation event for Great Britain, and it’s not until you talk to the people of London that you truly get a sense of what a big deal it is for them here.

“There are going to be millions of people lining the streets , says Zoey Labofski, a sales manager here in London, “it’s a national holiday for us, and a lot of people will be travelling to London and watching television, and it will be a big event.”

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben reports.

And “big ones” like this don’t come along very often – Zoey’s been anticipating it for months. “It’s such an international event, and it’s on my door step!”

She won’t miss a detail: “They are like celebrities, everyone wants to go and see a big wedding, the dress, they are royal, but they are accessible.”

Young, and projecting an unassuming air, Zoey thinks Kate Middleton and Prince William have sparked a renewed interest in the crown. “They’re young, they’re friendly , they get out and about about, and they are are seeing people and they’re quite cool, I suppose. They’re nice, or they seem nice, I don’t know them, but they seem like nice people.”

Beautiful, fashionable and stylish, Kate invites comparisons to William’s mother, Princess Diana. She, too was a relative unknown who added sparkle and flair to what can be somewhat of a “dowdy” crowd. “I think to some she is the new princess Diana,” Zoey muses, “I mean, that’s what people want, they want a normal girl who can be a princess.”

And this nation – and much of the world – will be riveted on that normal British girl as she marches down the aisle at Westminster Abbey to become the world’s most famous Princess. Zoey will be one of them.


One Comment

  1. Denise says:

    Ehh – I can take it or leave it. I enjoy watching how much Paula enjoys reporting on it though!

  2. Samatha says:

    could we please check our typing before printing – “and they are are seeing people.” This is the third article I’ve read with a typo. Not professional at all.

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