LONDON - Royal wedding preparations are ramping-up this week across the pond.

Some students from the College of St. Benedict are there to see it all live.  Mary Schmidt has been in London since January.   She says there's already signs of the big event.

Schmidt says they're also expecting a lot of tourists.

Schmidt has been studying in London since January.  She was suppose to move on to Italy, but stayed a week longer just to see the wedding.

The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is this Friday at Westminster Abby at 11:00 a.m. London time.