Sun shines on celebrations at the Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill

Royal wedding activities at The Blue Bell, Easton-on-the-Hill - Maisie Aston, left, and Lydia Tyler, both eight, with their entries in the children's poster competition''Photo: SM290411-038js
Royal wedding activities at The Blue Bell, Easton-on-the-Hill - Maisie Aston, left, and Lydia Tyler, both eight, with their entries in the children's poster competition''Photo: SM290411-038js

THE SUN shone on the royal wedding celebrations at the Blue Bell in Easton-on-the-Hill.

Guests enjoyed a drink in the Union Jack-adorned marquee while children took part in races and the George Hotel jazz band provided a backing track.

There was a display of children’s art, with each child presented with a set of royal stamps with today’s date printed on.

Many guests had been moved by the ceremony. Steve Couzens said: “I’m very proud to be British today.

“The royal family is an institution that nowhere else in the world has and billions of people are watching today.

“I also think it’s great that the family has accepted Kate as a ‘commoner’. It allows us to relate to them more.”

Daniel Wotherspoon added: “It has brought the community and the world together and it’s united people of all ages and backgrounds.”

Toni Boyden said: “After all the bad things that have happened recently, like the recession, it’s good to have something to celebrate.”

And Cat Roscoe added: “The wedding is a great excuse to have a party and enjoy yourself.”

Graham Lilley, who organised the event at the Blue Bell, is pleased people are taking an interest.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a slow build but people have been getting excited this week.

“We have tried to do as much as we can for the village. It’s all about people joining in and having a good time.”