Posts Tagged ‘Royal Highness’

Well I shouldn’t be surprised, but once again we are looking at an intersection of British Royalty and parking lots, this time at least involving the living instead of the long dead. Thanks to ABC News and Lauren Sher for the original story below:

Preparations are underway for the imminent arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s royal baby, from press camped outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital in London, where Middleton is expected to give birth, to baby-name betting, and even special parking at a local grocery store.

The Asda grocery store in Llangefni, near the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s home in Anglesey, Wales, has reserved a special parking space for the royal mom-and-dad-to-be. The parking spot, which is designated for customers with children, was given a royal makeover and painted with an icon of a couple in crowns holding onto a little one’s hand and “HRH RESERVED.”

“The Duchess of Cambridge has graced the store with her regal presence several times before and we hope that the addition of her own parking space will entice her and her little Prince or Princess of Cambridge back to Asda,” store manager Peter Ellis said in a statement on the company’s website.

The supermarket even has an employee dressed as a member of the queen’s guard standing by to keep an eye on it, and direct traffic it seems from the photo above, taken July 11.

“As Kate’s often busy with official duties, customers that fancy their own bit of royal treatment can park their carriages there,” Ellis’ statement continued.

Customers love the space, an Asda spokesperson told ABC News.