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Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding

UK's national tourism agency predicts an extra 600,000 tourists in the capital on Friday

Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
Royal watchers sit outside Westminster Abbey to wait for the start of the Royal Wedding on April 27, 2011 in London, England Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
Across central London, preparations are well under way with flags and bunting in the red, white and blue of Britain's "Union Jack" flag fluttering across buildings and shops (Getty Images/Text: Reuters)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
Media and TV crews speak to Royal fans camped outside Westminster Abbey waiting for the start of the Royal Wedding on April 27, 2011 in London, England. There has been huge global media interest, particularly in the US, with a mass of cameras and journalists joining royal fans outside the abbey and Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace residence in central London. (Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
Police officers carry out security checks at Westminster Abbey on April 27, 2011. The police promised they would crack down "robustly" on anyone trying to disrupt Friday's royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, appealing to the public to help them spot any troublemakers (Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
With only two days to go before the Royal Wedding, security checks and last minute preparations are continuing around Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and along the route that Prince William and Catherine Middleton will take (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
Wendy Davis (L) and Norma Dobney, members of National Association of Flower Arranging Societies, prepare lilac flowers for floral arrangements to decorate Westminster Abbey, venue for the upcoming royal wedding ceremony on April 27, 2011 in London, England. The wedding ceremony of Prince William and Catherine Middleton will take place on April 29th (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
A cameraman films from the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace on April 27, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
A bookie takes bets outside Westminster Abbey on April 27, 2011 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
A gift shop sells postcards celebrating the forthcoming royal wedding on April 24, 2011 in Windsor, England. (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
People browse a stall selling Royal Wedding gifts on April 27, 2011 in London, England. With only two full days to go before the Royal Wedding, security checks and last minute preparations are continuing around Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and along the route that Prince William and Catherine Middleton will take. (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
Royal fans Susanna Brockman, aged 27 from Maryland (left), Chelsea Spence aged 24 (second right) and Jessica Spence (right) aged 25, both from Zimbabwe are interviewed by an American reporter outside Westminster Abbey at the start of their wait for the Royal Wedding on April 26, 2011 in London, England. With only two full days to go before the Royal Wedding, security checks and last minute preparations are continuing around Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and on the route the couple will take. (Getty Images)
Security checks continue ahead of royal wedding
A workman cleans the fountains in the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace on April 27, 2011 in London, England. With two days to go before the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the route the couple will take between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace has seen: last minute preparations, security checks and fans camping out. (Getty Images)