Nightly News | April 27, 2011
>>> big event on what's become a cold night in london . when we see you there, it will officially be the eve of the royal wedding . a chance for the world to feel good about something in the news, at least those following it. and great britain by friday will have a new princess not previously from the royal ranks. kate snow is from london with more.
>> reporter: good evening to you, brian. on friday when millions of people are watching, they will see kate middleton as a bride, a symbol, possibly even a feature queen of england, but for the focal in bucklebury , she's quite literally, the girl next door . the old boot inn is the kind of spot where everywhere is a regular. everybody knows the village dairy farmer, richard plank. and everyone also knows the girl from up the hill who is marrying a prince. though in bucklebury , they're used to seeing kate middleton in jeans.
>> she would pop in for a drink or might come in with her family and have a mill.
>> reporter: john will be at the wedding friday, and so will hash and chan, owners of a grocery in town.
>> at the end of the day , she's still a young lady from bucklebury , a young girl who wasn't forgotten by people around her.
>> the family briefly lived in jordan, but she spent most of her life in the british hills.
>> people talk about her being a commoner. that's a slightly ridiculous thing to say. she has been to these ridiculously expensive schools and she has fraternized with upper classes .
>> reporter: kate 's parents bought an eskate off this road when she was 13 after making a small fortune with a company that sells party supplies. kate met her prince at st. andrews university where she rode and got her degree in art history .
>> when someone said, you're lucky to be going out with him, she said, he's lucky to be going out with me. sdwr she was criticized for working in the family business , but supporters say it kept her safe from the british paparazzi. she's never put a foot wrong, always poised, dressed impeccably. you can even ask for the kate hairstyle in london . but don't be fooled, katd is still a country girl .
>> she isn't glitzy or celebrity. she's not going to be the girl at the end of the night dancing on the table. she'll be quietly finishing her one glass of wine. that's her style.
>> at st. mary's church in bucklebury , built in the 11th century , the bell ringers are getting ready for a three-hour composition in her honor on friday.
>> it's something which is only going to happen once in my lifetime.
>> back at the pub, they're clearly proud.
>> i would say she's going to make a wonderful princess, so i don't think he could have met a nicer girl.
>> reporter: and brian, along with the bells ringing for three hours, they're planning quite a party in bucklebury . invite only, complete with a wedding cake for 1,200.
>> kate snow in london . cofferage