Royal wedding: Street parties in north east Wales

Royal watchers in Mold in 2003 Flashback to 2003 when crowds flocked to Mold for a visit by the Queen and Prince Philip

Mold town centre has been hosting a big party to mark the royal wedding, with communities in north east holding 25 separate street parties.

Wrexham county was hosting the most with 10 events, nine in Flintshire and seven in Denbighshire.

In Mold, a public event was organised by local businesses around the town centre.

TVs in the street screened the wedding of Prince William and the new Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey.

Organisers say there were lots of other things going on in case people were not interested in the royal event.

Mold auctioneer Anthony Parry, who helped to organise the party with business group Mold 2000, said they had received permission to close the main High Street for the day.

Ahead of the event, he said: "We are trying to do it on a modern twist - we are not having trestle tables down the middle - we are going more for a hog roast, fish and chips and burgers."

The event included live bands, a fashion show, children's entertainments and a land train.

Prince William and Kate Middleton with her father Michael Middleton at Westminster Abbey The wedding ceremony was shown on TV screens in Mold high street

In all, seven streets were closed in Flintshire - four in Flint; Thomas Street, The Nurseries, Cae Hir, and Third Ave - as well as Ffridd Osber in Coed Talon and Ewart Street, Saltney Ferry.

No big community events were planned in Wrexham county, although residents were organising 10 street parties in Edward Street as well as Ponciau, Caia Park, Garden Village, Johnstown, Garden Village, Cefn Mawr and Pontfadog.

Nine road closure applications were received by Denbighshire council for events in St Asaph, Prestatyn, Meliden, Ruthin and Rhyl.

Across Wales, more than 200 applications for street parties to celebrate the royal wedding had been submitted to councils.

'Party atmosphere'

Meanwhile, among couples sharing their wedding day with the royals are Katherine Saby, who married Eirwyn Edwards in his home town of Denbigh.

Before the ceremony Ms Saby said: "It's quite exciting. We don't mind at all. It's more of a party atmosphere and we're quite excited.

She said the couple, both 31, had booked their wedding before William and Kate announced theirs.

Ms Saby, from South Africa, added: "It works quite well because they're getting married at 11 in the morning and our wedding's at two in the afternoon. I'm sure I will be watching while I'm having my hair and make-up done.

"It's great that Kate's having a dry-run for me!"

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