September 20, 2018

Nairobi hotel charging Sh1m to watch Britain’s royal wedding

Prince Harry and his fiancée, American actress Meghan Markle [AFP]

A top establishment in Nairobi is charging Sh1 million per couple to watch the historic royal wedding between Prince Harry and actress Megan Markle on television next weekend.

The royal wedding will go down at the Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom on May 19.

And Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club has offered an exclusive opportunity for any Kenyan who could be interested in watching the wedding live.

Posters have been circulating on social media stating there will be a “champagne toast and live commentary throughout the ceremony to make this day what can only be described as a True Royal Wedding experience”.

Besides viewing the royal wedding in Nairobi, the Sh1 million package also offers a night for two at the hotel and a helicopter ride to Mt Kenya for breakfast.

Marketers of the event said, according to Daily Nation, that the exorbitant price is to make the event exclusive and that they are targeting about 20 couples.

Prince Harry and his actress mixed race American actress announced their engagement last year in November.

In their wedding plan sources say, the newly-weds will make several public appearances at Windsor where the wedding will take place. About 1, 200 members of the public will be allowed into the Windsor Castle grounds to witness the event according to the royal family.

After the wedding ceremony the newly-weds will leave Windsor Castle in an open carriage for a two-mile procession through the main street in Windsor town.

They will thereafter, head back to the castle via the Long Walk- a  three-mile, tree-lined avenue that cuts through the Windsor Great Park straight to the castle.

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