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Crowd gathering for British princes in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fans have started to gather near the Memphis Country Club on Saturday hoping to spot British Princes William and Harry as they attend the wedding of a friend in Tennessee.
About a dozen cars were parked near the entrance of the club and dozens of people were awaiting the arrival of the princes. Among those gathered was 15-year-old Danny Harp, who traveled with family and friends from Nashville, Tennessee to take a chance on seeing royalty in person.
"I thought I'd rather be here and not see anything than be at home and feel like I missed something."
Harp, who became a fan of the royals after staying up until 4 a.m. to watch Prince William marry Kate Middleton in 2011, is hoping the princes got a good dose of what Memphis has to offer.
"The mayor called it the 'City of Kings, so they've gotten to see B.B. King and they've gotten to see Graceland," Harp said. "I think they've gotten a good impression of what Tennessee is all about and the southern hospitality."
Multiple media outlets reported that the royal brothers stopped for a tour of Graceland, the one-time home of Elvis Presley, on Friday. The men are in the city for the wedding of Lizzy Wilson, granddaughter of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, and club owner Guy Pelly.
Paparazzi lined the stone wall all trying to get a glimpse of the brothers, who were with the London Night club owner and his bride-to-be.
Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press on Saturday she was unaware of any incidents or problems related the visit by the princes.
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