On the streets of multicultural Brixton there’s a warm enthusiasm for Saturday’s ‘more inclusive’ wedding

A bank holiday and more than 5,000 street parties marked the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011, but with less than a week to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry at Windsor Castle, the mood has shifted to embrace what has been called “a modern royal romance”. This wedding feels more relaxed, more inclusive, and on the streets of Brixton, south London, at least, is being met with enthusiasm.

“It’s brilliant. This wedding represents modern Britain,” says nursery manager Saba Abay, 30. Four months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Brixton, which is home to Britain’s largest African-Caribbean community, in their second official engagement as a couple.

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