Royal Visit Puts Memphis In International Spotlight

(Memphis) The royal brothers’ visit to Memphis is getting a lot of national and international attention.

Besides touring Graceland, Prince William and Prince Harry tasted some of the best BBQ in town at Rendezvous.

The princes arrival at the famous BBQ restaurant was a moment everyone waited for, including Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton.

“I suppose on a day like today everyone must have a little girl in them because I’m anxious too, Mayor Wharton said during an Inside Edition interview.  “Everybody’s anxious to meet royalty.”

From a Skype interview with Inside Edition, to a one-on-one with CBS This Morning Wharton was busy.

“I often say that Memphis is the city of kings. We’ve had Elvis the king of rock, B.B. King of course the king of the blues, and of course Dr. Martin Luther King. We feel as if we’re a city of royalty,” Mayor Wharton said during an interviews that aired Friday on CBS This Morning.

More than just the city of kings, Mayor Wharton mentioned in a press conference with local media there is also a queen of Memphis.

“The Queen Of Soul, Aretha, was born on our city,” Mayor Wharton told WREG.

The mayor did not miss out on the chance to highlight Memphis while he had an international audience.

Besides the princes stops to Rendezvous and Graceland, future plans remain up in the air.

Whatever they decide to do while they’re in town for their friend’s wedding, Mayor Wharton said the royal family is now a part of ours, “What better place to be excited than in a city that is known first and foremost for its hospitality. No one is a stranger when they leave our city.”

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