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28

Royal Wedding Preps: Bucklebury, Kate Middleton's Hometown, Gets Ready

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Nestled in the British countryside, the little village of Bucklebury is 50 miles west of London.

As you drive through the narrow winding roads, you immediately see the bunting decorating many cottages.

The red, white and blue of the union jack flies high wherever you look. There is a festive feel and a wedding buzz to this village that is normally a quiet and peaceful place with some 2,000 residents. They may not all be invited but they'll be celebrating countryside style.

The white marquees are in place with one huge TV screen where they will be able to see the ceremony taking place at Westminster Abbey.

Tea and beer will be served in adjacent marquees. If you're feeling hungry, you can chose between a succulent pig roast that starts cooking at midnight and a barbecue.

Following the service, there will be a champagne toast at a local farm park followed by three hours of bells ringing in the newlyweds' honor, topped off with a music concert. Locals expect 2,500 people to turn up at this event.

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