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Royal watchers camped out a week before the wedding to see history unfold

With the bells of St George's Chapel due to ring in a matter of days - marking the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - all eyes are on Windsor.

But already lining the streets a week in advance, camping out overnight to mark their spot and enjoying the build up to the big day are a troop of loyal Royal supporters. Some may even call them superfans...

The group, who reside in all corners of the United Kingdom, gather to celebrate Royal milestones. Many of them met years ago at vigils for Princess Diana, but have continued the tradition to date. The weekend of this Royal Wedding spectacular was no exception...

Celebratory flags and banners are already in place Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Among them, is Maria Scott and her daughter Amy Thompson from Newcastle. The mother and daughter duo have attended Royal engagements around the country for years, including camping outside the Lindo Wing in London for the birth of the Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as celebrating the Queen's birthday.

Maria even turned down an invite to the actual wedding ceremony with her sister-in-law, in order to spend time and enjoy the celebratory atmosphere on the streets of Windsor with her other Royal-regulars.

She travelled down with her daughter Amy from Newcastle to Windsor on Sunday morning, a week before the actual ceremony.

Maria Scott (left) and her Royal watchers are poised ready for the big day Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Camped out next to the Queen Victoria statue on Castle Hill, they hope to get the best glimpse of the newly-wed couple on the special day.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will travel past hordes of cheering supporters along a circuitous 25-minute route through Windsor, starting around 1pm, in an open-carriage procession.