There is much to do as the hours tick down to Friday. Today, being the 17th anniversary of South Africa’s independence, was spent partly at SA House in Trafalgar Square with fellow South Africans. I spoke to SA’s High Commissioner in London Zola Skweyiya, who said that it is really important for countries to celebrate their important occasions – be they royal weddings or gaining freedom.
I also went to a police briefing with Commander Christine Jones – go girl power! She explained further details about safety and security ahead of the big day. She emphasized that they have had no change in the intelligence reports about terrorist threats on the day, but that they will continue to keep a strict eye on things, including the internet to see what is going on there.
Prince William and Catherine popped into Westminster Abbey this evening, much to the delight of those who are already camped outside, for a rehearsal with the clergy and Catherine’s parents, as well as Prince Harry. Now, both bride and groom will be holed up in their respective places of rest – William at Clarence House and Catherine at the Goring Hotel.