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Observer reporters fight crowds during Royal Wedding

Observer Staff Report - London | Saturday, April 30, 2011

While news organizations like BBC and the Associated Press were able to cover the Royal Wedding from the press box and got a prime view of Prince William and Kate Middleton, us college reporters were stuck fighting the crowds along the parade route.

We may not have gotten the perfect picture of Kate and William’s balcony kiss, but we were able to do something most of the major news organizations didn’t — report on what the atmosphere was like right in the throng of the crowds.

Two of us camped out overnight and the other two woke up in the middle of the night to make it to the parade route by early morning.

Despite being exhausted from lack of sleep and standing for seven or eight hours, the experience of being right in the middle of all the excitement was most definitely worth it and one we will never forget.

For The Observer’s complete coverage of the Royal Wedding, see the articles and photo gallery to the right.