Windsor Castle, the Queen's favorite weekend location, is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. With its beautiful scenery, lush gardens, and of course the breath-taking chapel, it is no wonder that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle chose this location in which to tie the knot.
One thing they probably did not take into consideration, however, is the number of homeless people in the area that will be trying to panhandle the thousands of tourists who will undoubtedly flock to the event of the year. One council leader, Simon Dudley, has thought this through, though, and has come to the conclusion that the streets must be cleared of the homeless before the Royal Wedding takes place.
In a letter to the police commissioner, Dudley brought up the council's concerns over the number of people living on the streets. Even though they have both night and day shelters in place many still choose the streets. He then changed his tempo, however, and switched to the Royal Wedding and what a bad light the entire situation would put on Windsor.
"Obviously, the level of tourist interest is set to multiply with the Royal Wedding in May 2018, and there are increased concerns from our residents about their safety. The whole situation also presents a beautiful town in a sadly unfavourable light."
There were several replies to Dudley's tweet calling him out for being insensitive to the homeless, while a few residents of Windsor agreed that, unfortunately, there are people who are not homeless but just taking advantage of tourists to make money.
While we do not expect to hear an opinion on the matter from the Royal Family, many can't help but ask what Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife Meghan would say. They seem like compassionate people and Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana, was never one to turn away from the hurting people in this world. If anything, at least the upcoming wedding seems to be bringing about awareness of this sad situation.