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I guess it’s too late to get out in front of this royal wedding thing, huh?

Well be that as it may, KQED sent its official Royal Wedding correspondent, news intern Becky Palmstrom, to the British Consulate in San Francisco to check out the action. And action there was. Below are her interviews of a couple of people who were on-scene to register their good wishes to the royal couple in an official book, plus one with the press people whom she made answer a question about all the hype. (Don’t worry, they were prepared.)

Charles Shirley, emotionally moved anglophile

Well-wisher Jeannine Richardson

Kate McNally and Robin Newmann of Press and Public Affairs at the San Francisco British Consulate on all the hype

Half-Moon Bay British pub owner on tonight’s festivities




Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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