Convenience Store Operators to Attend Royal Wedding
LONDON, England -- Chan Shingadia and her husband Hash, who run the SPAR convenience store in the hamlet of Bucklebury, in Berkshire, England, will hobnob with royalty and celebrities after receiving a gold-embossed invitation to the royal wedding tomorrow, Friday. The Shingadias are among a select handful of residents from princess-to-be Catherine Middleton's home village who have been invited to the wedding of Kate and William, according to The Telegraph of the U.K.
The Indian-born couple said Miss Middleton "pops in two or three times a week" when she is in Bucklebury, sometimes accompanied by the Prince.
Mrs. Shingadia, 42, said: "We've really got to know Kate. She is really caring. She is like a human being, not a celebrity, and she is always a good customer. William is very down to earth."
The shopkeepers have become so familiar with the couple's tastes that they ensure they are always stocked up on Haribo sweets, which they both like, and mint Vienetta, which is the Prince's favorite ice cream, according to the report.
The wedding will take place on Friday, April 29.