Memphis Mayor: City Ready If British Royals Visit

Memphis Mayor: City Ready If British Royals Visit

CREATED May 1, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said the city is ready to host members of the British royal family should they come for a wedding of a friend.

While not officially confirming Thursday whether Princes William and Harry will come to Memphis for a Saturday wedding, Wharton said that the affair is a private event.

Wharton did not disclose what steps were being taken regarding the visit, including what security measures would be in place.

It's a busy weekend in Memphis, with the beginning of the annual Memphis in May tourist event. The Beale Street Music Festival is scheduled to take place this weekend.

Wharton acknowledged that a possible visit from the royal family would be good public relations for the city and said he has received a deluge of calls from national and international press about the visit.

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