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Royal wedding celebrations get under way in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 16:49 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:24 18 May 2018

Howard Primary School children at King's Lynn wear Meghan and Harry masks as the school holds a mass Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Howard Primary School children at King's Lynn wear Meghan and Harry masks as the school holds a mass Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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All eyes are on Windsor tomorrow, as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.

Howard Primary School children at King's Lynn wear Meghan and Harry masks as the school holds a mass Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYHoward Primary School children at King's Lynn wear Meghan and Harry masks as the school holds a mass Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

But as tens of thousands of well wishers line the streets of the Berkshire town, there will be plenty of celebrations across Norfolk.

There was a party atmosphere at Howard Junior School today, as pupils threw a sparkling Royal wedding bash complete with ceremony and cake.

Hundreds of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle clones were spotted at the school, in King’s Lynn, which decided to celebrate the day before the big day.

It seems the royal couple couldn’t wait to tie the knot, as the pair were seen walking down the aisle - or corridor - clad in a crown and wedding dress.

Residents and staff at Thorp House care home are readying themselves for the Royal Wedding. Pictured from left: home manager Kirsty Holden; resident Peggy Easter; Marcia Hughes, activities coordinator, resident Pat Reynolds, and Jade Smith, senior support worker. Picture: Kingsley HealthcareResidents and staff at Thorp House care home are readying themselves for the Royal Wedding. Pictured from left: home manager Kirsty Holden; resident Peggy Easter; Marcia Hughes, activities coordinator, resident Pat Reynolds, and Jade Smith, senior support worker. Picture: Kingsley Healthcare

Headteacher Gregory Hill said the school probably had the largest collection of Harrys and Meghans in the region, with 226 youngsters and school staff dressed up for the occasion.

“We had a wedding cake competition and four lucky children made a cake to present to the royal couple,” Mr Hill said. “It was beautifully decorated.

“We learnt about the Royal Family, who have such strong links here. It has been an absolutely splendid day.”

Elsewhere, Residents and staff at Thorp House Nursing Home in Griston, near Watton, were getting into the Royal wedding spirit.

The Royal family at Howard Primary School at King's Lynn during the school's Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Royal family at Howard Primary School at King's Lynn during the school's Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Home manager Kirsty Holden said: “We have all been busy decorating the home and baking cakes.

“We will be celebrating with a special party with vintage entertainer Jackie Raven singing songs from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

“And everyone will be tucking into a roast beef lunch with strawberries and cream for dessert.”

The residents have expressed their excitement at watching the event on television.

The Queen and Prince Philip at Howard Primary School at King's Lynn during the school's Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYThe Queen and Prince Philip at Howard Primary School at King's Lynn during the school's Royal Wedding celebration. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Resident Pat Reynolds, 74, said: “I can remember the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and how beautiful she looked in her dress. I’m really looking forward to seeing Meghan’s dress for the first time.”

Tomorrow’s EDP will have a 12-page guide with everything you need to know about how the day will unfold in Windsor, along with details of events being held closer to home.

We’ll also have live coverage on www.edp24.co.uk and Monday’s EDP will include a 16-page souvenir packed with pictures.

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