PICTURE GALLERY: Huntingdonshire celebrates Royal wedding with street parties galore

Residents across Huntingdonshire enjoyed a day of fun and frolics in honour of the happy Royal couple on Friday.

The celebrations kicked off with a fancy dress parade in Victoria Square, Huntingdon at 10am judged by town mayor Jennifer Sarabia. The winners Evie Belchier, 8, and William Blatch, 5, were crowned prince and princess for the day.

Residents, young and old then gathered to watch the ceremony on a TV donated by electronics firm Adams, Cook and Pearce in a marquee in the square.

A Royal wedding breakfast was served up in the square, with dishes provided by guests. It was followed by an egg and spoon race, arts and crafts, a tug-of-war and music from four-part harmony group The Vocal Academy.

Katherine Harris, who organised the day with neighbour Gary Spackman, said: “We did not do it as a commercial event, or as a charity fundraiser. We just wanted to get members of the community together.

“We sent out 250 invitations to homes in and around Victoria Square with a wedding list giving the sorts of things people could bring, such as balloons and prizes for the children’s games. At its peak 300 people turned up.

“We have a lovely community feel here and it has gotten stronger with the Royal Wedding, through people turning up to meetings and meeting people that they have never met before.”