St Albans celebrates Royal Wedding

PUBLISHED: 11:44 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:48 24 May 2018

Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)

Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)

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The streets of St Albans were adorned with bunting and Union Jack flags as residents celebrated the Royal Wedding on Saturday.

Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)

Street parties were held in Edward Close and Chestnut Drive in St Albans in honour of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on Saturday, May 19.

In the week leading up to the big day, children at Bright Horizons Asquith Harpenden Pre-School and Nursery dressed up as kings and queens, made their own crowns and watched the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in preparation.

Children at Oaklands Acorns Nursery in St Albans put on their best party clothes and held a royal tea party, decorating the nursery with Union Jack flags.

Even the animals at Willows Farm gathered to watch the wedding on TV, and had their pens decorated with Union Jack bunting, and pubs around the town were decorated for the occasion.

Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)

Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)Street party in Edward Close (picture: Josie Madoc)

Animals at Willows Activity Farm getting ready for the big day. Picture: Willows Activity FarmAnimals at Willows Activity Farm getting ready for the big day. Picture: Willows Activity Farm

Animals at Willows Activity Farm getting ready for the big day. Picture: Willows Activity FarmAnimals at Willows Activity Farm getting ready for the big day. Picture: Willows Activity Farm

Harrison Fletcher, seven, and Charlie Fletcher, five, celebrating the Royal Wedding at Samuel Ryder Academy (Picture: Caroline Fletcher)Harrison Fletcher, seven, and Charlie Fletcher, five, celebrating the Royal Wedding at Samuel Ryder Academy (Picture: Caroline Fletcher)

Acorns Nursery pupils getting ready for the Royal Wedding (Picture: Oaklands College).Acorns Nursery pupils getting ready for the Royal Wedding (Picture: Oaklands College).

Acorns Nursery pupils getting ready for the Royal Wedding (Picture: Oaklands College).Acorns Nursery pupils getting ready for the Royal Wedding (Picture: Oaklands College).

The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)

The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)

The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)

The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)The White Swan Pub in Upper Dagnall Street decorated for the Royal Wedding. (Picture: John Mcguinness)

Bright Horizons Asquith Harpenden Pre-School and Nursery celebrates the Royal Wedding.Bright Horizons Asquith Harpenden Pre-School and Nursery celebrates the Royal Wedding.

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