LYME Regis joined the nation in celebrating the much-anticipated royal wedding on Saturday.
Events were held across the town with screenings of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, now to be known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Lyme Regis Football Club combined its royal wedding party with FA Cup Final celebrations, with screenings of both events on the big screen TVs at the Davey Fort clubhouse, as well as a mini beer festival, Pimm’s and prosecco to toast the happy couple, an all-day barbecue and other attractions.
The Seasiders had plenty to celebrate on the day, finishing their season with a 4-2 win over Wellington Reserves during the festivities, claiming them third place in Devon & Exeter Division 1 with hopes of promotion.
The event raised £2,000 for the football club, which is currently raising funds to further improve facilities by building a grandstand for its supporters.
Celebrations were also held at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, where guests were encouraged to dress in wedding attire. The Marine had been decked out in bunting, flags and flowers on the table, with guests enjoying cucumber sandwiches and homemade cakes as they watched Harry and Meghan say their ‘I Dos’ at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.
Theatre director Gabby Rabbitts said she was “delighted with the community event”, with the guests applauding, singing and even shedding a tear during the romantic event.
She went on to praise her team, commenting: “The theatre staff and volunteers have worked incredibly hard to make today happen. Many arrived at the theatre at 7.30am this morning to make sure everything went perfectly.
“Without their hard work and commitment, today couldn’t have been possible.”
A live screening event of the wedding was also held in Peek Chapel next to the Alexandra Hotel, and the Talbot Arms in Uplyme held a royal wedding party with guests bringing their own food to share.
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