Well-wishers in Gloucester are invited to attend a Royal Wedding street party in King’s Square in the city centre to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.

The ceremony will beamed live on to a big screen for members of the public to enjoy.

Benches will be laid out in Kings Square for people to bring a picnic and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere. It’s also a great opportunity to support local cafes and bars in Kings Square who will be serving food and drink for people to enjoy on this historic occasion. People are also free to bring along their own seating. There will be free children’s activities, face painting, giant inflatable games including ‘human fussball’, and lots more.

After the Royal Wedding, the big screen will stay in operation for a live broadcast of the FA Cup Final featuring Chelsea versus Manchester United. The big screen and street party has been organised by Gloucester Business Improvement District (Gloucester BID) in partnership with Gloucester City Council and Marketing Gloucester.

Jason Smith, chief executive of Marketing Gloucester, said: “This is a great opportunity for the local community to come together and celebrate occasions of national importance such as a royal wedding. We hope that the people of Gloucester will have fun watching it on the big screen amongst other people and turn Kings Square into a right royal street party amongst the flags and bunting.”

The big screen coverage of the Royal Wedding begins at 11am until 2pm. It will be followed by the build up to the FA Cup Final with the big match kicking off at 5.15pm.

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