Little Harry and Megan tie knot in school’s ceremony

Larkfields Infants royal wedding, Megan Cheeseman and Harry Spencer
Larkfields Infants royal wedding, Megan Cheeseman and Harry Spencer

Children at Larkfield Infant School in Nuthall celebrated the Royal wedding with a ceremony conducted by the local priest.

Megan Cheeseman and Harry Spencer took the place of royal couple Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the mock ceremony led by the Reverend Barbara Holbrook – with teachers and fellow pupils dressed up as their guests.

Larkfields Infants royal wedding, Rev Barbara Holbrook conducts the service

Larkfields Infants royal wedding, Rev Barbara Holbrook conducts the service

Jane Maltby, administrator at the Coronation Road school, said: “It was amazing.

“The reverend came along and she explained to the children what would happen at a real wedding.

“We sang a hymn and threw confetti at the end – it was all really lovely.

“We also had a Kate and William in school, so they obviously played the parts of the best man and his wife and we had little bridesmaids as well.”

After the ceremony, the children returned to the school playground where they enjoyed a picnic of sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and vegetable sticks made by the school cooks.

Mrs Maltby said: “We’ve never done anything like this before, but we thought it would be a good idea, because we didn’t think the children would understand what the wedding was all about.

“The whole day was brilliant. The children really enjoyed it.”

A street party was also held in Brinsley, where resident Janet Enever brought all her neighbours and their children out for a celebration.

A mock wedding was staged before everybody joined together for food and drink in the street.

At Headway charity shop in Eastwood, staff changed their annual fundraiser ‘Hats off for Headway’ to ‘Hats off for Harry’.

They had a tombola, cakes and a band playing outsdie the shop and raised more than £200 for the brain injury charity.