Memphis mayor: City ready if British royals visit

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Associated Press

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 5:04 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — There's nothing confirmed, but Memphis is abuzz with speculation whether Princes William and Harry will travel to Memphis for the weekend wedding of a friend.

A C Wharton Jr., mayor of this Tennessee city famous for Blues music, says Memphis is ready to host the British royals should they decide to attend what he describes as a strictly private affair. But he has given no official indication whether they planned to show at Saturday's wedding.

A busy weekend looms in Memphis with the start of the annual Memphis in May tourism event and The Beale Street Music Festival kicking off. Wharton said any visit by British royals would be good publicity for Memphis and he's been deluged by calls already about the possibility.

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