SCHOOLS from around the country took part in their own celebration of the Royal Wedding

On Thursday, May 17, pupils at The Russet School, in Weaverham, celebrated the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Megan Markle with their own version of the big day.

Harry Hartley and Phoebee Harridin, who pretended to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the afternoon, arrived in a regal horse-drawn carriage with golden trims and waved to the staff and pupils who came along to revel in the festivities in Middlehurst Avenue.

Children were visibly excited to act out the day which will be part of British history, as Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle surrounded by worldwide celebrities, political leaders and members of the Royal family at a ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19.

In Weaverham, pupils and staff enjoyed a selection of sandwiches, pizza, nibbles and shortbread crowns at the royal garden party which took place before their mock wedding event.

A four-tier wedding cake was brought along and the outdoor tables were dressed in centre-piece decorations and small favours which were all handmade by the children in class. Staff members wore colourful button holes to celebrate the very British afternoon.

The party continued with an ice-cream parlour set up in the school for those who attended the wedding to cool off with.

Children took part in various art and crafts related to the wedding and all things British.

Staff took more than 100 photographs on the day which can be found on their official Facebook page -The Russett School.