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Royal Wedding Crowd Already Growing

A crowd of royal wedding fans started gathering outside Westminster Abbey last night, a full two and a half days (!) before the event.

Ranging from small children to pensioners, the committed Royalists were dressed in their finest British clothing (especially the man above). We went to go and have a look whilst they all enjoyed their fifteen minutes of fame with the world's media surrounding them.  

The Most Loyal Royal Wedding Fans

Some people have gone to great lengths to catch a glimpse of Prince William and Kate on their big day. Below you can see our favourites:

Estibalis Chavez: a high-school student that became famous in February when she decided to camp for two weeks outside the British Embassy in Mexico City. Why? Chavez believed that her perseverance would win her an invitation to the Royal Wedding. Although her name might not have made it to the select guest list, a good Samaritan that walked by as she protested was so moved as to lend her $1,250 for a flight to London!

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Your Plans for the Royal Wedding

It is the wedding of the decade on Friday and what better place to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married than in London. Whether you plan to join the millions hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple in real life or if you simply want to watch the wedding on a big screen in London, you have a number of different options.

Here we go through some of the best locations and top tips:

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The Kate Middleton Jelly Bean

A British man who found a jelly bean that looks (sort of) like Kate Middleton is selling it for an expected £500.

In a turn of events that shows quite how mad the world is more than anything else, the man- Wesley Hosie- has gained internet fame with his unique jelly bean.

In an interview with British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, he revealed:

"As [my girlfriend] opened the jar, I saw her (the jelly bean) immediately. She was literally lying there staring back at me."

He now plans to put the item on eBay and hopes it will fetch up to £500 (though ‘hope’ and ‘expect’ are very different words).

Fake Web Address

An interesting side story to this has also developed over the last few days after a fake web address for the article spread throughout Twitter. British newspaper The Independent, put up the original story about the jelly bean, only for one of their readers to create a funny fake URL for it. The fake then spread throughout the internet as people believed it was the real address written by a bored journalist.

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The Best Place to Stay in London

Every full-time student and professional trainee can become a member of International Student House (or ISH for short), the amazing residential hall in the centre of London that I am proud to call home. However, ISH is much more than a residence. It is actually a cultural, intellectual and social center where activities literally do not stop thanks to the efforts of a fun and dedicated staff, especially the ISH events team.

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The Horribly Terrifying but Ultimately Successful Search for Housing

I had been warned and I confirmed it: looking for accommodation is the one nightmare that foreign students will have to face before they can settle into the otherwise wonderfully student-friendly city of London.

Fortunately, I had friends in London that came to the rescue after I called for help. A couple of months before my arrival, my friends showered my inbox with e-mails full of invaluable advice on how to make the most of my housing search, even from the United States. There I submitted online applications to LSE residence halls as well as International Students House (ISH), a private residence hall for university students. When LSE rejected my application and ISH put me on a wait list, I was thrown against my will into the world of letting agents and websites of available rents.

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