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Episode 53: For royal wedding fans, a sightseeing itinerary

By BETH J. HARPAZMay 17, 2018
Mugs with the image of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen displayed for sale in a shop window in Windsor, England. Britain's Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor on May 19. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Mugs with the image of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are seen displayed for sale in a shop window in Windsor, England. Britain's Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle in Windsor on May 19. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Are you a fan of the British royals? The kind of person who devoured every episode of “The Crown” and is loving all the news about the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and his American bride, actress Meghan Markle?

Then you’ll love this week’s AP Travel podcast “Get Outta Here!” hosted by Associated Press travel editor Beth Harpaz. Answering questions about all things royal is Gavin Landry from Visit Britain, the tourism agency, who’ll help us come up with a grand sightseeing itinerary, from Windsor Castle to Westminster Abbey.

We’ll cover the basics (where the heck is Windsor, anyway?) along with insider info on hotels, shopping afternoon teas and more. All of it’s fun and fascinating whether you’re heading over for the big day, planning a visit to England some other time, or you’re just an armchair traveler who’ll be watching the wedding at home on TV.

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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