“I’m very proud to be invited,” he said. “I’ll be going to Trafalgar Square later to give a toast to the royal couple.”
Johnson, an avid cyclist, has put thousands of public bikes on the streets in the last year in order to ease traffic congestion in the city and promote healthy living.
ABBEY ARRIVALS: British Prime Minister David Cameron has arrived at Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding.
The royal wedding is getting plenty of attention from nations that used to be part of the British Empire. Here are some highlights from AP journalists reporting from around the Commonwealth.
_ New Zealand: Kiwis are celebrating the fact that Kate Middleton’s father’s godmother comes from their country.
_ Hong Kong: A well-known wedding designer is welcoming the big day in Chinese-language TV commentary.
_ Australia: The wedding hoopla has raised the prickly issue of whether the country should dump the British monarch and become a republic.
ABBEY ARRIVALS: Elton John and David Furnish have arrived at Westminster Abbey for the royal wedding. So has former British Prime Minister John Major.
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