Friday, May 2 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-05-02 11:47:23 GMT
(WMC) - Royal Watch is heating up in Memphis as we await the arrival of Prince William and Prince Harry. The royal princes are expected to be in town for the wedding of friend Guy Pelly to Memphian LizzyMore >>
Royal Watch is heating up in Memphis.
Prince Harry quietly went out on the city Wednesday night in Miami, but he didn't get past a Miami Herald gossip columnist.More >>
Thursday, May 1 2014 6:47 AM EDT2014-05-01 10:47:22 GMT
New details are surfacing about the wedding of Memphian Lizzy Wilson and London nightclub owner, Guy Pelly. Friends say the granddaughter of Holiday Inn founder Kemmons Wilson, and herMore >>
Details are surfacing about the wedding of Memphian Lizzy Wilson and London nightclub owner, Guy Pelly. The wedding is expected to bring Pelly's longtime friends, Prince William and Prince Harry, to Memphis for two days.More >>
Wednesday, April 30 2014 5:42 AM EDT2014-04-30 09:42:42 GMT
(WMC) - Preparing for a possible royal visit: That's the word from the Bluff City's police department and mayor. British princes William and Harry are expected in Memphis this weekend for a good friend'sMore >>
Preparing for a possible royal visit: That's the word from the Bluff City's police department and mayor.More >>
Monday, April 28 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-28 23:33:40 GMT
A high ranking Mid-South official tells WMC Action News 5's Kontji Anthony there have been communications overseas regarding the possibility of a royal visit to the Bluff City. More >>
Several British publications report Prince William and Prince Harry are on the invite list to a Memphis wedding Saturday, May 3. Memphians are excited about the possibility and are hoping to extend a warm welcome.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC) - Memphis Mayor A C Wharton says while he cannot confirm whether Prince Harry and Prince William are coming to Memphis, the city is ready to handle the visit if it does happen.
Wharton said that on many occasions, City of Memphis "demonstrated the ability to juggle several high profile events at the same time."
"This is a busy weekend for us, in addition to the reported visit, we've got Memphis In May starting tonight [Thursday], as well as the closeout game for the Memphis Grizzlies," he said.
The wedding the princes are reportedly attending is a private event, Mayor Wharton says it is not a matter of a lot of public money, though he says the visit would put Memphis on the map in a positive way.
"The royal family, and properly so, is often projected internationally for the good they attempt to bring wherever they visit. Working with children, missions, and that kind of thing ... Memphis being a very charitable city, it's just a perfect fit," he said.
Beaming, Mayor Wharton said the royals, if they came, could not go wrong sampling Memphis' barbecue and hitting up the other hot spots and music venues.
"Sample the best that we have to offer," he said. "Put it this way, there won't be a dull moment if they choose to take advantage of it."
When asked if he is worried about security, Wharton answered that the city is prepared.
"This is a replay for us, we've done bigger things than this and everything went off without a hitch last year, and we're prepared this time."
At the airport, WMC Action News 5's Nick Kenney met Beverly McPhail, who booked her flight from Orlando when she learned the royals would be guests at a high society Memphis wedding.
"I would call myself a royal watcher," said McPhail. "An American royal watcher."
McPhail is hoping for a chance encounter with the royals.
"I've kind of followed William and Kate's love story and read all the books and have membership to Majesty Magazine," added McPhail. "It's just, that's my hobby. My husband thinks I'm crazy, but that's what I enjoy, love doing."
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Friday, August 29 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-08-29 12:08:03 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:15:03 GMT
Jackson police have a man in custody in a deadly stabbing at a retirement home. It happened just after 4 on Friday morning at a retirement community on Briarwood Drive. Police say Charles Davis confessedMore >>
Police say Charles Davis confessed to killing his roommate and has been arrested.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 2:48 AM EDT2014-08-29 06:48:23 GMT
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short. The Rankin County School District says Northwest Rankin'sMore >>
The cheerleaders' uniforms at Northwest Rankin High School do not fit with the school's dress code. Administrators say they are too short.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-08-29 10:43:37 GMT
(WMC) – A protest is going on at Rosa Fort High School in Tunica, Mississippi where people are upset over the firing of a principal. There are more than 100 people marching from the school to the superintendent'sMore >>
More than 100 students are protesting the dismissal of their principal by walking out of school. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.