We’re off to watch the royal wedding!

Happy campers: daughter Katy and mother Dilys Hetherington
Happy campers: daughter Katy and mother Dilys Hetherington

A PAIR of royal fans will brave the streets of London for a night to bag a prime spot for tomorrow’s wedding.

Katy Hetherington, 35, and her mother Dilys, 61, were travelling to the capital today, ready to camp out for the royal marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The excited duo will set up camp near Westminster Abbey for the night, ready to catch a glimpse of the action tomorrow.

Katy said: “It was my idea – I’m the royalist. I’m a big fan of the royal family and this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.

“I was quite small when the Prince of Wales got married and didn’t really see it.

“And William will be the Prince of Wales so I thought I won’t see another one.”

Katy, who works in Halifax, and her mum will wear fascinators on the day and will be draped in flags and bunting to get into the spirit.

They will travel down on the coach with sleeping bags, flasks and orange survival covers to keep warm – or dry – throughout their trip.

“I’m so excited. We’re hoping to get close to Westminster Abbey.

“I’ve heard of a lot of people from abroad are going to London to watch it, but I haven’t heard a lot of Brits going. So we’ll fly the flag for the Brits.”

The pair used to do party and wedding planning for friends and family several years ago.

Katy added: “My mum’s decided that this is our office outing.”

Kate Middleton will travel to Westminster Abbey by car via The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square for the ceremony which begins at 11am.

After the service, the newlyweds will travel in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace along the same route.

At the Palace, the Queen wil host a reception before the Prince of Wales hosts a private dinner follwed by dancing for the couple’s close friends and family.