Wax lyrical about the Royal Wedding

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THERE is still time to get your entries in to mark the Royal Wedding.

Would-be poets have an extra incentive to wax lyrical in a competition about the Royal Wedding – the winner’s words will be enshrined on parchment and sent to the Royal couple.

A 150-year-old family run business William Cowley of Newport Pagnell, has offered to provide the parchment to give the winning poem the perfect medium to present to Prince William and Kate Middleton as a romantic wedding gift.

Milton Keynes Mayor Cllr Debbie Brock recently launched the poetry competition to celebrate the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William to Kate Middleton.

Mayor Debbie Brock said: “I wish to thank the company for such a gernous gift which I am sure will inspire even more entires for this competition to mark the Royal wedding at the end of April.”

Local poet Mark Niel added: “There is a long tradition of celebrating national occasions in verse which has been the Poet Laureate’s role.

“Love is a perennial subject for poetry so there it seems a very appropriate vehicle to celebrate a wedding.”

All entries must be received by Friday, April 8th by emailing communications@milton-keynes.gov.uk or by posting entries to the Mayor’s office, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.