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London gets wedding polish

world Updated: Apr 22, 2011 23:37 IST

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The fountains have been cleaned, the lawns trimmed and giant Union Jack flags are flying in the wind — it’s one week from the royal wedding, and London is putting on its best face for William and Kate.

Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers are expected for the wedding of Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton on April 29, not to mention the hundreds of VIPs invited to attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

To make the capital look as good as the bride, teams of contractors have given it a spring clean, and huge media stands have been erected to ensure the visiting hordes of journalists get the best possible view.

Dozens of red, white and blue British flags have been installed opposite Buckingham Palace, with more expected to be hung along the Mall, the road leading to the palace down which the newlyweds will drive in their carriage after the wedding.