Royal ’superfan’ starts 3-day vigil to bag prime spot for Royal Wedding

April 27th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 27 (ANI): A self-confessed ’super fan’ of late Diana, Princess of Wales, has become the first person to camp out outside Westminster Abbey to wait for the start of the Royal Wedding on Friday.

Dedicated John Loughrey, 56, slept out on the pavement on Tuesday night as he began his three-day vigil to ensure a prime position.

He was dressed in a Kate and William T-shirt, emblazoned with the words ‘Diana Would Be Proud’ with the images of Kate and William tied round his waist and a Union flag hat.

The former assistant chef, from Wandsworth, southwest London, said he planned to stay in his position until Saturday.

“I have always been loyal to the Royal Family,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

“I think they are good for Britain and good for tourism. We have had them for more than 1,000 years and they make a great contribution to the life of this country,” he added.

Loughrey said he had attended every single hearing of the inquest into the death of Diana, camping for three days outside the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.

He also spent four days camped outside following the death of Diana in 1997.

Loughrey will soon be joined by thousands of other Royal fans camping out to ensure a good vantage point, with an estimated 1.5 million expected to converge on the capital by Friday. (ANI)

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