American actress Meghan Markle maybe thought her wedding to Prince Harry is going to turn into a fairy tale, but actually, it just started turning into a nightmare, as she is now receiving backlash for something that she had done while preparing for the big day.
According to NBC News , the British government will be clearing beggars from the streets as a part of the wedding preparations, with an explanation that their presence would be a “detritus” in presenting the town of Windsor in a positive light. Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council Simon Dudley tweeted about the epidemic of rough sleeping and vagrancy in the town, and that he thinks the police needs to deal with this before the #RoyalWedding.
“This is making the atmosphere for our residents concerning and hostile, as well as for the seven million tourists that visit Windsor each year”, stood in the letter he wrote to the local Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfield. “It is starting to be increasingly concerning to see the quantities of bags and detritus that the ones begging are accumulating and leaving on our pavements, sometimes unattended, thus presenting a security risk.”
The prince and the actress are supposed to get married at the oldest inhabited castle in the world which is a fomer home of British monarchs.
“It is clear that the level of tourist interest is set to multiply with the Royal Wedding, and there are concerns from our residents regarding their safety”, Dudley said. “The situation shows one beautiful town in a sadly unfavorable light.”
According to Stansfield, the police would be happy to clear the area of the homeless. This is what he stated:
“I will provide Councillor Dudley with a full response addressing his concerns once I have received the letter and investigated every issue he has raised.”
Windsor Homelessness Project’s Manager Murphy James said it’s “sickening” that the royal wedding had been cited as a reason for concern – this is what he said:
“It’s completely abhorrent that anyone has got these views in this day and age, especially when it comes to a lead councillor of the borough. If someone is sleeping out on the street, they are sure not doing that by choice, they are there because something has gone wrong.”