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Crowd erupts into cheers as royal couple arrives at Raffles Hotel

Published on Sep 11, 2012 3:18 PM
Crowds gatheirng outside Raffles Hotel on Tuesday, Sept 11, 2012. -- PHOTO: JENNANI DURAI

The crowd goes crazy and cheers as the royal couple arrives at Raffles Hotel. Many, like tourist Namitha Kothari, did not know that the royal couple were going to arrive and were simply visiting the historic hotel.

"I was so excited to find out they would be coming. I've always been in awe of the British royal family," said the 42-year-old, who lives in Bangkok.

Almost all of the gathered crowd was made up of tourists. Americans Lyndsey Lane, 28, Courtney Brassell, 32, and Kat Reynolds, 30 said they had studied the royal couple's itinerary and been asking every taxi driver if they knew where they would be staying.

It was by chance that they had decided to pop by the Raffles Hotel for the Singapore Sling cocktails and found out that they were in luck.