What Are Princes William and Harry Doing in Memphis?

By ABC News

May 2, 2014 9:35am

Royalty has arrived in Memphis.

Britain’s two princes — William and Harry — have traveled from across the pond to Tennessee, the home state of American royalty, Elvis, for a friend’s wedding.

And just like “The King” back in his day, Princes William, 31, and Harry, 29, were met by a throng of screaming fans.

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The brothers, sporting casual attire, waded past the admirers last night on their way to dinner at Memphis’ famous barbeque joint, Rendezvous, which closed down for the royals’ dinner.

William and Harry are in Memphis for the wedding Saturday of their mutual close friend, Guy Pelly, a London nightclub owner, who is marrying Tennessee native Elizabeth Wilson, the granddaughter of Holiday Inn hotel chain founder Kemmons Wilson.

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It was Pelly who organized the bachelor party for Prince William before his wedding to Duchess Kate three years ago.  The royals met Pelly at a horse show in Gloucestershire, England, shortly after their mother, Princess Diana, passed away in 1997. Pelly’s mother was a friend of Diana’s.

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Before William and Harry even made it to Memphis, the pair each turned heads on their own.

William, who just returned from an extended trip Down Under with Kate and their son, George, stunned onlookers in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport while he waited for his connection flight to Memphis, reportedly snacking on nachos and chicken wings from airport restaurants to pass the time.

Harry, meanwhile, was spotted days earlier in Miami, making an impromptu trip to the Sunshine State before heading on to Memphis.

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The prince, who recently split with his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, was seen relaxing by a pool at the SoHo Beach House on Thursday after a night of partying Wednesday at the LIV nightclub at Miami Beach’s Fountainbleau Hotel.

Kate Middleton and George did not make the trip to Memphis with William.

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