The Royal Wedding is just around the corner. But while most people are looking forward to seeing William and Kate walk down the aisle, not everyone is in a mood to throw confetti.
CCTV's Jack Barton reports that Anarchists, religious zealots, Irish republican hard-liners and Britain's republicans , have all threatened to protest the event.
The pomp and ceremony of a royal wedding. This is only a rehearsal, but already the crowds have gathered outside Buckingham palace. People have come from all over the world with many different reasons to see the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
A London tourist said, "It's a privilege to seer the royal wedding."
"Love is for everyone and for everything and forever," said a touritst.
"They are very modern not traditional like Elizabeth I think they a very lovely couple," said a tourist.
Royal wedding fever is everywhere, but not everyone has caught it. Doctor Emily Robinson is a member of Republic, an English movement that wants to see the monarchy abolished.
Republic has brought out its own royal wedding memorabilia. Emily Robinson says hereditary power is not only unsuitable to a modern democracy but the wedding itself is just a big waste of money.
Emily Robinson said, "It's a huge burden on the taxpayer, not just in terms of the day off which will cost Britain six billion pounds, but also in all the security as well as the everything from the ring to the dress, all of which is paid for by us."
Jack Barton said, "Among the groups that oppose the wedding not everyone is being so civilized. Britain's infamous anarchist organizations have vowed to place members amongst the crowd on the wedding day in an attempt to disrupt the procession and to spark riots. That's why police here are taking no chances."
|Prince William of Wales will marry Catherine Middleton in London on April 29. Nearly 2,000 guests are invited to the royal wedding. Security teams gear up for the royal wedding.
They're working closely with Britain's domestic spy agency MI-5 and are also placing officers in civilian clothes among these crowds. They aim to identify anarchists as well as members of a group called Muslims Against Crusaders, which has also threatened to disrupt the wedding.
There are even now reports that Irish republicans may be planning a bomb attack on the day. Police are hoping that one of the largest ever deployments of security forces will make Friday a white wedding to remember.
As do most Britons, along with millions of tourists who have flown in just to be near soon-to-be newlyweds on the special day.
(CNTV April 28, 2011)