A group dedicated to fostering friendship between Danville and Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, hopes the bond could lead to a visit from some royal newlyweds.
When Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were married in April, one of their three titles bestowed on them within the realm of Great Britain was Baron and Baroness of Carrickfergus. While the traditional gesture probably didn't register much with many observers, it gave some members of the Danville Sister Cities Commission a big idea.
And a royal invitation on city of Danville letterhead likely already has made its way to the couple via the Royal Mail.
Milton Reigelman, chairman of the commission, acknowledges a visit from the newlyweds is likely a long shot, but it doesn't hurt to make the suggestion, should it pay off in the future. In the letter sent late last month to the couple's home at London's St. James Palace, Reigelman emphasized several factors that could actually work in Danville's favor.