A royal celebration in Wisbech as crowds watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot

PUBLISHED: 10:46 21 May 2018

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

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It was flags and bunting at the ready as Wisbech celebrated the royal wedding in style.

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David HodgsonRoyal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

Around 200 people from groups across the town attended the event held by the Lions, Rotary, Tesco at the Queen Mary Centre.

Dozens turned out in their best frocks to be part of the magical occasion and watch on the big screen.

Maggie Barwell said: “The indoor style street party saw the hall festooned with balloons, fabulous afternoons tea, crafts and entertainment from Steve Sausage.

“But the room hushed for the arrival of the bride being viewed on the big screen.”

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

The Lions Club of Wisbech was chartered in 1972, with its aim to help less fortunate people within the Wisbech area.

The event was also supported by new Mayor and Mayoress councillor Peter Human and Janet Tanfield.

It was reported that almost 18 million Britons tuned into watch Meghan Markle marry Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor on Saturday.

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David HodgsonRoyal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David HodgsonRoyal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David HodgsonRoyal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

Royal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David HodgsonRoyal wedding celebrations in Wisbech. PHOTO: David Hodgson

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Wisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian CarterWisbech Lions, Roundtable and Tesco hold a royal wedding celebration. PHOTO: Ian Carter

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