Village to twin with Windsor

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RESIDENTS of one village have made sure their right Royal knees-up will be an extra special affair.

Because for one day only Royal Weston Underwood will be born after it was revealed the village will be twinned with Windsor as part of its Jubilee celebrations.

Alasdair Gibson, from the Weston Underwood Fete Committee, wrote to Councillor David Burbage, leader of the council for Windsor and Maidenhead to ask for normal protocol to be waived to allow the temporary twinning.

Less than a month later he received a reply informing him that after consultation with the Mayor of the Borough, the request had been granted.

Mr Gibson said: “It should be a wonderful occasion. There will be flags out around the village and more bunting in addition to that which is already on show.”

He has also invited The Queen to the event, to be held from 2pm on Monday, June 4.

In a separate letter he told of how the Corgis would enjoy competing in the dog show and how she could lock Prince Philip in the stocks to throw wet sponges at him.

He said: “We are not expecting her to come but we are expecting a reply. We’ve got some competition for our fete this year but we will be having one hell of a do and hopefully it will be a bit different for people.”

> The Parks Trust will be celebrating the Jubilee and the 20th anniversary of Milton Keynes’ parks with a garden party on Tuesday, June 5, between 2pm and 6pm in Campbell Park.

The celebrations will be opened by Poet Laureate, Mark Niel, and visitors will be able to enjoy live bands and choirs.