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  • Three applications for street parties in borough to celebrate royal wedding

    Henry James

    THERE have been three applications for street parties in West Lancashire to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and US actress, Meghan Markle, on Saturday, May 19.

    They are among hundreds of similar celebrations expected to be held across the country as the bells ring out at Windsor Castle for the happy couple’s big day.

    The wedding ceremony is being covered by the BBC, ITV and Sky News.

    Prince Harry and his best man and brother, the Duke of Cambridge, will be at the west steps of the castle’s St George’s Chapel at 11.45am with the service scheduled to start at noon.

    Ms Markle is expected to arrive at 11.59am. She will travel to the ceremony with her mother, Doria and will be walked down the aisle by her father, Thomas.

    Millions of Brits enjoyed parties to mark the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

    In 1977, it is thought that 10 million people attended street parties for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee.

    In neighbouring Sefton the council has had no applications for street parties in Southport, just one in Formby and a total of eight in South Sefton.

    Anyone wishing to hold a street party is required to register with their local authority.

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