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Princes William, Harry visit Memphis for wedding

By Ralph Ellis, CNN
updated 10:07 AM EDT, Mon May 5, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The princes' friend, Guy Pelly, married Memphis resident Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wilson
  • They attracted a crowd when they dined at the Rendezvous restaurant
  • On Friday, the princes paid a visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley's home
  • The wedding was held Saturday at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club

(CNN) -- In Memphis there's only one person called "the king:" the late Elvis Presley.

But this weekend, the city had two princes -- William and Harry.

The grandsons of the Queen of England visited Memphis to see their friend, Guy Pelly, tie the knot with native Memphian Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wilson, CNN affiliate WREG reported.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Prince George of Cambridge depart RAAF Base Fairbairn on Friday, April 25, to head back to the UK after a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, their first official trip overseas with the 8-month-old prince. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Prince William, Duke of Cambridge; and Prince George of Cambridge depart RAAF Base Fairbairn on Friday, April 25, to head back to the UK after a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, their first official trip overseas with the 8-month-old prince.
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She's the granddaughter of the man who founded the Holiday Inn chain. Her new husband is a London nightclub owner.

On Saturday, royal fans lined the road leading to the the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club, where the wedding was held, to catch a glimpse of the princes.

Britain\'s Prince Harry steps out of a vehicle to eat at Rendezvou in downtown Memphis, on May 1.
Britain's Prince Harry steps out of a vehicle to eat at Rendezvou in downtown Memphis, on May 1.

"I'm a big Prince Harry fan!" Darla Chapman told WREG. "I'm single! I heard he's single!"

Alas, the princes came in through a different entrance, so Chapman and the others never got a chance to see them.

But the young princes got out a good bit in Memphis.

On Thursday, they dined at the Rendezvous, one of the city's best-known barbecue restaurants. Dressed casually in jeans, they dashed inside as security held back the commoners pressing for a look.

On Friday they paid a visit to Presley's home, Graceland, the Memphis version of Buckingham Palace.

"It was pretty awesome," local Nicholas Pegues said of the visit. "A once in a lifetime event!"

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