It’s noon on a Friday lunchtime - and the town centre is deserted...
IPSWICH: Usually a throng of shoppers and office workers on lunch breaks would line the streets of Ipswich town centre at noon on a Friday.
But not yesterday.
As thousands of patriotic Brits tuned in to watch Prince William marry university sweetheart Kate Middleton, Ipswich was turned into something resembling a ghost town.
Of the handful of those who were out and about, most were either on their way to a royal wedding party or had been dispatched to get more supplies.
The eerie calm was replicated up and down the country - with usually busy roads, bustling shopping districts and congested motorways empty.