REVELLERS celebrated the royal wedding all over the country - with parties and gatherings in full swing across South Yorkshire and the region, writes Graham Walker.
Streets, squares, pubs and churches were hosting a variety of events to help people enjoy the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Well-wishers, young and old, were decked out in red, white and blue, shouting and waving Union flags as events unfolded.
As the royal couple were pronounced man and wife, huge cheers erupted.
Some royalists dressed in wedding outfits to mark the big day, while youngsters waved Union flags in the sunshine.
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Sheffield had been planning a number of street parties, with the focus in the city centre at Devonshire Green.
Simone Kirkham, at a street party in Cardoness Road, Crosspool, said: “It’s a good idea - a good way of getting the community together. The best part of the ceremony was the dress. She looked great.”
Lisa Renshaw added: “We’ve got a very strong community spirit here.”
Local youngsters Stella Brian, Eden Kirkham, Evie Saunders, Eve Brian and Tara Moffett also said the future queen looked amazing in that dress.
“We also like the bit when they kissed. Our mum’s weree crying - they were so happy for them,’’ said Eve.
Residents and staff made a wedding cake and also sat down to a special wedding ‘breakfast’ of fish and chips at Prior Bank Care Home, in Cherry Tree Road, Sharrow.
Business manager Tracey Rose said: “It’s a national event, we’re party of the community and we like to be involved just as the residents would if they were still living in their own homes.
“It put a smile on everyone’s face.
“I loved the hymns - suddenly they could remember all the words. It was brilliant.”
Care home resident Margaret Barnes, aged 89, said: “It’s England. We had all the colours - red white and blue. It’s a thing that we should do.”
John Horsfield, also 89, had some frank advice for the newlyweds. He simply laughed and said they should: “Get on with it!”
In Leeds, where Kate Middleton’s father was born, residents geared up for celebrations across the city, including in Roundhay, Horsforth, Rothwell and Meanwood.
The drinks flowed to celebrate the royal wedding at what was possibly the most remote street party in England.
More than 100 villagers in the North Pennines village of Rookhope, County Durham, crowded into the local working-men’s club to make sure the big day went with a bang.