Hundreds of thousands of revellers are expected to come into London to celebrate the royal wedding.

But while buses, trains and aircraft are expected to be busy, most do not expect profits to be higher than usual.

The Association of Train Operating Companies expects a 15 per cent increase in passengers coming to London compared with a normal bank holiday on Friday, or about 400,000 people.

For airlines, Easter is traditionally a busy period and with an extra bank holiday this one it is even more so than usual.

BA thinks the wedding is proving a draw for tourists from the USA. EasyJet is running a royal couple lookalike contest, with more entries from Italy than elsewhere, suggesting Britain’s monarchy still has a good following on the continent.

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