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Estibalis Chavez, Mexican Hunger-Striker, Gets Trip To Royal Wedding

MEXICO CITY — A fairy tale has come true for a poor Mexican teenager who spent 16 days on a hunger strike hoping to wrangle an invitation to Britain’s royal wedding. Touched by her attempt, a good Samaritan put up the airfare to London…

MEXICO CITY — A fairy tale has come true for a poor Mexican teenager who spent 16 days on a hunger strike hoping to wrangle an invitation to Britain’s royal wedding. Touched by her attempt, a good Samaritan put up the airfare to London, where she hopes to at least watch the festivities from outside Westminster Abbey.

Estibalis Chavez, a 19-year-old studying for her high-school equivalency degree, drew public attention in February when she camped in a tent outside the British Embassy in Mexico City for more than two weeks. She hoped her perseverance would get her invited to the gala wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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