WITH the final wedding preparations in place, the Royal party of the year is just around the corner, and across west Wiltshire people are planning to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

As millions tune in to watch the coverage of the big day, locally there will be traditionally British celebrations such as street parties and afternoon teas.

Schools across the county have also been getting involved with the celebrations, including Heytesbury Primary School who have even assigned their own Harry and Meghan to cut a wedding cake together at their celebrations today (Friday).

Fitzmaurice Primary School in Bradford on Avon are also have a royal themed day and are dressing up in wedding finery and having lunch outside, street party style.

Other street parties taking place include one in Swaledale Road in Warminster, where there will be a bouncy castle, sumo suits, face painting, ice cream van, BBQ, cakes and scones and even a fire pit for marshmallows in the evening.

North Bradley’s One Voice community choir will be performing music of the royal wedding at the Church of St Nicholas in North Bradley from 7pm, with an evening of love songs, patriotic hymns and cheese and wine.

As the nation celebrates in style, guests and members of the Royal family will be making their first appearances as they arrive at around 11am.

Prince Harry is expected to arrive with his brother and best man Prince William, and will greet crowds in the grounds.

The Queen will be the final member of the Royal family to arrive, before the bride rolls up to reveal the style she has chosen for her wedding gown.

The ceremony will start at 12pm at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The last royal wedding to be held there was when Peter Phillips, Princess Anne’s son, married Autumn Kelly in 2008.

The chapel is also where Prince Harry was christened in 1984 by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie.

The traditional ceremony will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rev David Conner, while the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate as the couple take their marriage vows.

A carriage procession through the streets of Windsor will follow, from around 1-1.25pm, where the couple plan to travel in an open top Ascot Landau carriage, weather permitting.

They will return to the castle where the Queen will host a private lunchtime reception in St George’s Hall, before Prince Charles hosts their evening reception at Frogmore House.

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