Windsor buzzing with excitement ahead of royal wedding

GETTYWindsor & Maidenhead council called on police to tackle an'epidemic of rough sleeping

They were told the bags, which were filled with bedding, books and magazines, will be kept in storage until Monday.

Murphy James, from the Windsor Homeless Project, said the police had been "very supportive" in the build up to the ceremony.

The entire areas around Windsor castle is being placed on lock-down as anti-error bollards are erected and a heavy police presence moves in, ahead of Saturday's nuptials between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Some estimates say the extra security measures could cost upwards of £30 million.

Police said today they were offering the homeless an opportunity to store their belongings until after the big day.

Lawson Mountstevens, Managing Director of Star Pubs & Bar, who run 2,900 venues nationally, said: "Pubs have always held pride of place for national celebrations like royal weddings and great sporting events for Brits".

"Additionally we are also working with a homeless project in Sussex to offer further support".

Jim Weems said police take a very compassionate approach
Jim Weems said police take a very compassionate approach

Visitors planning to line The Long Walk and Windsor High Street will be serenaded on Saturday, May 19 from approximately 9am-noon and after the Royal Procession from 2pm. Anyone with large items that are deemed to be a security risk are likely to have those items removed'.

Police have been seen clearing away sleeping bags and other possessions belonging to homeless people ahead of the Royal wedding in a video obtained by MailOnline. He said the town suffered from "an epidemic of rough sleeping and vagrancy" and and wrote in a letter that "bags and detritus" from local homeless people created a "hostile atmosphere" for residents and tourists and presented "a attractive town in a sadly unfavorable light". According to the police, (they're) talking about Friday.

His comments were criticised by Theresa May and homeless charities, and a petition opposing the letter and the proposal to clear the streets was signed by over 100,000 people.

Local homelessness charities also see a silver lining: The attention brought by the Royal Wedding will help raise support and donations.

They are hoping to benefit from festivities by selling a range of products, including a £10 pack of postcards, a £20 mug and a £5,000 plate.

Slough Homeless Our Concern has said launched an "alternative royal wedding list" with the help of Patchwork, a platform that allows people to share their wedding wish lists.

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