Windsor paper goes to town over wedding

Souvenir copies of the Windsor Observer with free royal wedding flags sold out among the crowd of 20,000 on Saturday.

The
paper carried eight pages of wedding coverage, including a route map,
background local stories and an I-Spy photo puzzle feature based on the
route.

News editor Rebecca Johnson led a team of nine reporters
at the Guildhall and among the crowds, from her vantage point on the
roof of Windsor Castle’s guardroom. Chief photographer Jason Dawson and
two more staffers covered official positions in the castle.

Editor
Sally Stevens said: “I cannot praise everyone highly enough. They
worked very hard all week to put together a paper that was just as
interesting for visitors as our local readers.”

● A Loughborough
University student doing work experience on the Observer helped to
report on the wedding. Joe Tidy, 19, said: “One lady said a t-shirt of
Charles riding a horse with Camilla’s face was ‘defamation of the
Crown’ and I found out that a tea towel with the wrong date printed on
was the best-selling piece of memorabilia. It was good fun.”

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