Posh frocks out as Honingham, near Dereham, celebrates Royal Wedding in style

Villagers turned on the style as they celebrated the Royal Wedding at the Honingham Buck pub near Dereham with their own posh reception.

Everyone in the community was invited and about 100 people attended the event and wore wedding frocks and hats and suits.

After enjoying the emotional service on a big screen, they tucked in to a wedding breakfast, complete with champagne.

'It is fantastic,' was landlady Linda Johnson's verdict.

'Everyone has really taken it on board and have been brilliant.'

After taking over at the Buck she was determined to bring back the community spirit.

'Hopefully I have brought it back as a village pub and people are loving it. There is so much doom and gloom about and we have got to enjoy ourselves.'

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Pat Skipper - who got a front row seat to watch the service - said: 'It is a wonderful day and this really brings together the whole community.'

Fellow villager Sally Blyth said: 'Everyone has made such an effort and we are trying to re-create what it would be like in London. We cannot be there so the next best thing is to be at the Honingham Buck!'

Frances Middleton, who has lived in Honingham for about 40 years, said: 'Our pub has never been a village pub, but it is now and it is lovely.'

The pub was decked out in red, white and blue balloons and bunting and Union flags and locals were involved with the decoration and also giving food for the reception.

There was great expectation before the service started and a few tears during the emotional parts of the ceremony - as well as some chuckles when Prince William struggled to get his bride's ring on and cheers and applause when they were confirmed as man and wife.

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