Royal Wedding for King’s Lynn pupils

Howard Junior School pupils tie the knot in right royal style

The bride was radiant, the groom a little nervous and the Archbishop of Canterbury had it all under control at a very special King's Lynn wedding.

The Queen seemed impressed with the union and the Duke of Edinburgh was cheerful throughout the ceremony - a good start all round to the most important wedding of the year, well aside from today'sevent that is. Pupils at Howard Junior School spent weeks preparing for their very own Royal wedding - complete with fantastic outfits and a top-of-the-range Audi as a wedding car.

The event was followed by a 1940s-style 'street' party held in the school hall with bunting, ginger beer and enough Victoria sponge to feed an army.

'We wanted to show the children the structure and format of a wedding to prepare them for the wedding of the decade,' said head teacher Gregory Hill.

'We could not believe the response of the children to the royal event - they have been so excited,' he added.

Teaching assistant Denise Wells spent hours modifying costumes so all the principal players in the school wedding were looking their finest for the big day.