Memphis Readies for Royal Visit

Published 05/01 2014 12:12PM

Updated 05/01 2014 12:18PM

The Royal Family Attend Christmas Day Service At Sandringham
The Royal Family Attend Christmas Day Service At Sandringham/2013 Getty Images
MEMPHIS, TN ( - Memphis is just days away from an expected royal visit from Prince William and Prince Harry.

So what is bringing them all the way from England?

The Duke of Cambridge and the Prince will be attending the wedding of close friend and London nightclub owner Guy Pelly and Memphian Lizzy Wilson, the granddaughter of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson.

Pelly and Wilson met at a friend's party in 2013 and became engaged in December during a visit to Tennessee.  Princes William, Harry and the entourage are expected to arrive in Memphis sometime Friday for the three-day wedding celebration. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, was reportedly invited to the wedding but declined so as not to cause a "global media circus," reported Hello! magazine.

The wedding will be held Saturday at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club in East Memphis. The princes are expected to serve as ushers.  And if you want to royal watch, don't bother staking out local hotels.

We have learned a large group of people attending the wedding from England will be staying at The Peabody but the royals won't be there. They are staying at a private home.  As far as how they might spend their time here, there are reports that they will be going to Graceland and even making a quick stop on Beale Street Friday night.

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