Jean Metcalfe talks to people outside Clarence House
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Royal weddings: A montage of royal wedding well wishers

A look back from the BBC archive at the people who take to the streets to await a royal wedding.

In 1960, Jean Metcalfe spoke to members of the public outside Clarence House as they awaited the wedding of Princess Margaret.

John Craven spoke to well wishers on the Mall in 1981 as they prepared for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.

In 2005, when Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles got married in Windsor, Sophie Raworth asked people why they were there to see the couple.

Visit the BBC's history of royal weddings site for highlights from eight previous weddings and footage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • 30 Mar 2011
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