Gloucestershire

Tetbury celebrates royal wedding with tea party

A reveller at a street party in Tetbury
Image caption Tetbury was at the centre of royal wedding celebrations in Gloucestershire

A tea party has been held in Tetbury - a town closely associated with the royal family - to celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Tetbury is the closest town to Highgrove House, the family home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The event, to which residents brought their own picnics, was one of 90 parties being held in Gloucestershire.

Gloucester Cathedral showed the wedding on a 10ft by 6ft screen.

More than 200 people gathered to watch the big screen and were handed hymn sheets to sing along.

'Party atmosphere'

Bairbre Lloyd, from the cathedral, said: "It's nice for people to come together and enjoy a wedding, it feels like people are part of the occasion when they're in the cathedral.

"Everybody's in good spirits, there's some fantastic hats, people have really gone to town and dressed up."

Cheltenham Jazz Festival also showed the wedding on a big screen.

Residents of Fairview Street, in Cheltenham, gathered for a party, centred around the Kemble Brewery Inn, which also broadcast the wedding on big screens.

By the time the couple moved to the balcony of Buckingham Palace, many people had moved out of the pub and started their own celebrations out in the street.

James Turley, chairman of the party organising committee, said: "The reason that this party has been such a success is because it has been done for the street by the whole street.

"Everyone living here has helped make it look extremely beautiful and everyone is outside having a good time. There's a real party atmosphere here."