The north-east is gearing up for the wedding of the year with a host of events to celebrate the royal couple’s nuptials.
Seven years after Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton, Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle on Saturday.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The pair announced their engagement on November 27 last year, and since then the country has been gripped with wedding fever.
The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett, in his role as Lord-Lieutenant, has offered the couple his best wishes.
He said: “On behalf of the citizens of Aberdeen I would like to wish Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan a wonderful life together filled with joy, happiness and lots of love.
“With warmest congratulations to the special couple on their wedding day, which is bound to leave them with many happy memories that will last a lifetime.”
And although the wedding is set to take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, people across the north-east have found their own ways to commemorate the big day.
Residents in Elgin are taking the event particularly seriously and the town is the only place in Scotland to be planning a street party this Saturday.
Although Balmoral is closely linked to the royal family, the estate is taking a slightly more low-key approach to Harry’s wedding than that of his brother’s.
However, every visitor will receive a free royal wedding cupcake and visitors have been encouraged to come dressed to impress for the big day.
Meanwhile, a number of afternoon teas will be taking place across the region.
Oldmeldrum Royal British Legion will hold its event from 2-4pm, in support of Oldmeldrum Breast Cancer Now, while Haddo House Library will provide afternoon tea from 11am to 3pm.
The Village Hotel in Kingswells will also be holding a celebratory royal wedding afternoon tea from 11am to 4pm. A glass of fizz …read more
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