SOURCE: London & Partners

March 10, 2016 09:30 ET

US Royal Superfan Gets Surprise VIP Tour of London as Part of Fans of London Campaign

New Campaign Celebrates London Events Including the Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations, the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Legacy, and the World's First Rolling Stones Exhibit

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - March 10, 2016) - Christine Meer, a speech therapist from Ohio got the surprise of a lifetime trip to London to be given an exclusive VIP tour of London's Royal palaces after being identified as a 'Super Fan' of the British Monarchy.

London's official tourism body, London & Partners (VisitLondon.com) created the special experience for the person they felt was the Royal Family's most avid supporter, as part of the new Fans of London tourism campaign.

Fans of London is a celebration of the spectacular events taking place throughout the British capital in the months to come, including: the Queen's 90th Birthday celebrations, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy, and the world's first exhibition of the Rolling Stones. 

The focus of the campaign centers on 'super fans' -- individuals who are the most authentic, passionate and deserving supporters of the Royal Family, Harry Potter and Shakespeare.

London & Partners searched for the most worthy fans and invited them to London to experience a series of amazing and unforgettable moments, which will be captured on film to a worldwide audience.

Christine Meer is a huge fan of Kate Middleton and had never been to London before. Christine's Royal itinerary included:

-  A day at Hampton Court Palace, once the home to Henry VIII, where she was given a behind the scenes tour of the castle by as Henry VIII himself. A tour of the Tudor kitchens, followed by a guide to the portrait galleries and palace gardens and the famous Hampton Court Maze.

-  A day at Kensington Palace, where, after a greeting from Royal Wardens, she was given a private tour of the Royal Fashion collection, including dresses worn by Princess Diana, Princess Margaret and Her Majesty the Queen.

-  A Princess-for-a-day experience that included a chauffeur driven tour of London followed by a pamper and makeover session to give Christine the 'Royal Look' at the London Hilton on Park Lane and ending with dinner in Galvin at Windows, the rooftop restaurant with views over Buckingham Palace

A video recap of Christine's trip is available @ https://vimeo.com/158206399

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London & Partners is the official promotional company for London. Our aims are to build London's international reputation and to attract investment and visitor spend, which create jobs and growth.

London & Partners is a not-for-profit public private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners.

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