Royal wedding in numbers

Published: Monday, 21st May 2018

Royal wedding

Windsor is returning to normal after welcoming the eyes of the world and more than 110,000 visitors to celebrate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Saturday (19 May).

An estimated global television audience of nearly 2 billion people watched as the royal wedding procession led out from Windsor Castle and through the town centre and Long Walk to cheers and applause from residents, businesses and well-wishers.

Cllr Phill Bicknell, cabinet member for highways, transport and Windsor, said: “From everyone here at the Royal Borough we would like to wish TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex our heartfelt congratulations on their marriage.

“We are honoured they chose Windsor for their wedding and seeing the pictures and footage of our town packed to the rafters with well-wishers enjoying the sunshine has proved what we knew all along – Windsor knows how to throw a royal party like no other.

“Thank you to all of the staff and partners who worked on the ground and behind the scenes to make this such a momentous occasion and to the 110,000 visitors who joined us in Windsor to celebrate the royal wedding.

“To everyone who enjoyed the day or felt inspired by what they saw on the television we have a summer packed with events and fun to keep the whole family entertained in Windsor and the wider borough, there’s really never been a better time to plan a visit to Windsor.

“The last few weeks have given us a chance to show our town off to the world and we’re all grateful to residents and businesses for their patience during this busy time.”

The royal wedding in numbers:

•    More than 110,000 visitors.
•    4km of bunting including 1km designed by local schoolchildren and groups.
•    140 Royal Borough Ambassadors volunteered to help ensure visitors had a safe and enjoyable day.
•    The Duchess of Sussex’s veil (16ft) could have stretched 1/3 of the way along Queen Charlotte Street in Windsor, famous for being the shortest street in Britain at 51ft 10in.
•    2,000 crowd barriers used along the procession route.
•    68 catering units on the Long Walk and in Alexandra Gardens.
•    13 large screens for visitors to watch the ceremony and procession.
•    746 extra toilets.
•    13 tonnes of waste collected by a team of 80 waste collectors from Veolia and Urbaser.
•    20,160 bottles of Buxton water handed out to visitors and staff.
•    45,000 passenger journeys on South Western Railway services and 22,000 on GWR.
•    100,000 pints of Windsor and Eton Brewery’s Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Knot sold nationally (more info here).
•    1,000 tonnes of material used to resurface town centre roads, covering the equivalent area of two football pitches.

For more information about planning a visit to Windsor see here.

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