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Post shows its pride in Royal bride

The Reading Post today showed its pride in Royal bride Kate Middleton with a splash headlined ‘Reading Girl Marries Today.’

Ms Middleton, who marries second-in-line to the throne Prince William at Westminster Abbey today, was born at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in 1982 and grew up near the Berkshire town.

The Post’s treatment of the story echoes that of the Bristol Evening Post which  splashed with ‘Tetbury Man to Wed’ on the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles in 2005.

Regional papers across the country have been gearing up for today’s event which will see several publishing special editions.

The London Evening Standard is publishing  for the first time on a bank holiday for more than 50 years and hopes to be first with the picture of the couple’s first ‘balcony kiss.’

The Standard is planning two special editions to ensure it captures the all-important moment.

The Newspaper Society has been liaising with editors, Clarence House, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport ahead of today’s event to ensure that the local media are able to cover the event as fully possible for their readers, given tight restrictions on space and media allocations.

A number of local newspapers have secured accreditation while others will be sending unaccredited staff to London to cover the nuptials.

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