Parties galore as William and Kate tie the knot

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ROYAL Wedding fever gripped Milton Keynes on Friday as people celebrated the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Streets all over the city held parties and gatherings to watch the happy couple in front of their TV screen before popping the corks on the bubbly and enjoying the warm weather outside.

Royal naan bread

Royal naan bread

Stony Stratford gained national media attention for their extravagant decoration of High Street which was adorned with bunting throughout the week in preparation for the big day.

More than 100 residents gathered in Wood Street, Woburn Sands to celebrate, while a similar number attended in Cedars Way, Newport Pagnell.

In Bromham Mill, Giffard Park, local band NeverOnATuesday paid tribute to Queen guitarist Brian May with a special rendition of the National Anthem, and Bedford Street in Bletchley enjoyed a delicious cake competition.

Several schools got in on the action too, with Kents Hill School making crowns and bunting, and St Mary’s Primary in Wavendon dressing up in top hats and dresses for the event.

Away from the partying, the Calcutta Brasserie in Stony Stratford, which celebrated its two-year anniversary on April 29, designed a special naan bread to commemorate the occasion, while Titfers in Newport Pagnell were on hand to design a hat for one of the wedding guests.

Restaurant manager Mo Abdul said:“This is a wonderful British celebration that has captured the nation’s interest. It is wonderful for us to embrace and celebrate another culture and we have gone to every effort to make this happen as best we can.”

Milliner Gill Hughes, said: “I was thrilled to see this little hat make several appearances on both BBC and ITV. It was a little bit of Newport Pagnell’s contribution to this great event alongside the parchment for the wedding certificate made at J Cowley, and the Aston Martin, which the newlyweds drove in after the ceremony, which was also made in Newport. Not bad for a small town.”