Sandringham Estate to screen Royal Wedding

The Sandringham Estate, the much-loved retreat of the Queen, will be mounting a 12ft screen inside the restaurant to catch every moment of the Royal Wedding.

Visitors to the estate will also be offered a free cup of tea or coffee from 9.30am to noon and be surrounded by red, white and blue balloons to help them get into the mood.

Sandringham has been the private home of four generations of British monarchs since 1862 and the 240ha of county park is open to the public free of charge every day of the year.

Meanwhile in Downham Market, the town council will mark the big occasion from the town hall with a big screen showing the wedding ceremony live. Also planned are a prince and princess contest and themed window display competition.

At Hunstanton, a royal wedding working committee has been one of the hardest at work: it has organised three days of action-packed fun.

On the day of the wedding there will be a party for children in the town hall, to be followed the next day by the High Street coming to life with live music, a hog roast and street theatre.

Further events are planned for the following Sunday around the town hall, including a Weddings, Parties and Proms Fair. There is a beer festival at the Golden Lion Hotel on the Saturday and Sunday.

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