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Helmingham primary school stages mock royal wedding

PUBLISHED: 16:07 18 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:46 18 May 2018

Tyler and Lizzie played Harry and Megan. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tyler and Lizzie played Harry and Megan. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A school near Stowmarket has celebrated the most hotly anticipated wedding of the year with a full-blown royal re-enactment.

The children took turns to rehearse the parts of Harry and Meghan throughout the week. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe children took turns to rehearse the parts of Harry and Meghan throughout the week. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The students at Helmingham Primary School enjoyed a very special ceremony this afternoon, inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming nuptials.

The children have spent the week preparing for their very own version of the royal wedding – with the boys and girls taking it in turns to play Harry and Meghan in rehearsals.

Maddy, Neveah, Gracie, Lizzie, Lilian and Amelie. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNMaddy, Neveah, Gracie, Lizzie, Lilian and Amelie. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The big event replicated many of the traditional elements – including the exchanging of vows, plus music from a little gospel choir.

The ceremony also featured a mini vicar and Archbishop of Canterbury, ready to welcome the happy couple into married life.

Tyler and Lizzie tuck into the cake Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNTyler and Lizzie tuck into the cake Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

After the pair were ‘wed’, the children went to sign a mock register.

The students enjoyed a number of themed classes thoughout the week to prepare them for the mock wedding, including using their maths skills to bake 120 cakes, and making bunting using a sewing machine. The children also handwrote invitations to the ceremony, and practised their geography by created a model of Windsor Castle using aerial pictures.

William and Tyler as Wills and Harry. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWilliam and Tyler as Wills and Harry. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Class teacher, Mrs Borrett, said: “They immediately said they wanted to do a wedding. We spent the whole week preparing for it.

“We have done lots of role play – everyone had had a go at dressing up. The whole school is buzzing about it.”

Tyler and Lizzie played Harry and Megan Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNTyler and Lizzie played Harry and Megan Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

She said that the children were inspired by what they learned, adding: “A lot of them have gone home and asked their parents about weddings.”

After a week of SATS, Mrs Borrett said it was important for the children to relax.

She added: “It was a really nice way to end the week.”

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