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Flying into London during the Prince William wedding? Get ready to wait.

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Catherine Middleton, about to become Princess Catherine, has been dubbed “waity Katy” for her willingness to wait eight years for Prince William to pop the question.

Many non-British visitors to London’s Heathrow Airport on Ms. Middleton's wedding week will certainly need some of her patience.

Lines at British customs ran long and slow, a result of budget strains in an age of cuts and austerity. Passengers on a nine-hour US flight disembarked Wednesday only to find a 90-minute-plus wait in lines manned at many points by only one customs officer.

Passengers from Africa, Asia, and America fidgeted and frowned with carry-ons and kids as one or two officers questioned passengers from Zambia and Hong Kong about whether their papers were in order. About 20 other entry posts sat empty.

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