‘What a beautiful day it was’: Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar’s royal wedding celebrations

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

Welwyn Hatfield and Potters Bar were blessed with bright sunshine for their royal wedding celebrations on Saturday, May 19.

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

“What a beautiful day it was,” said Theresa Harwood, who co-organised a street party in Warren Close, Hatfield. “You couldn’t ask for better weather, it just adds to the whole spirit of things. We had such a lovely turnout.”

At Jimmy Mac’s centre in Hatfield, guests were greeted with the full red carpet treatment, with bubbly, royal masks, plus cardboard cut-outs of Meghan and Harry.

Meanwhile, the Birdcage Bridal Boutique in Welwyn Garden City reminded its customers that it’s not only Meghan and Harry who can have a fairytale wedding, offering a 20 per cent discount for any dresses sold on the day of its royal wedding event.

Friday May 18 saw several schools join in the celebrations.

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood


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Sherrardswood School in Welwyn held a street party-style lunch.

Northaw C of E Primary School had a wedding-themed mufti day, and thanks to one boy with a toy camera, had its own ‘wedding photographer’.

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Another girl brought in a tray of cakes, ensuring there was wedding cake for all.

By holding a ‘red, white and blue’ day, Ladbrooke School in Potters Bar raised £173 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, one of the happy couple’s chosen charities.

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theres

Neighbours on Warren Close, Hatfield got together to organise a royal wedding party. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

A street party on Warren Close, Hatfield. Picture: Theresa Harwood

A street party on Warren Close, Hatfield. Picture: Theresa Harwood - Credit: Theresa Harwood

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle an

Staff and clients of the Jimmy McDonald Centre in Hatfield celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Picture: DANNY LOO - Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO

Ladbrooke School had a 'red, white and blue' day. Picture: supplied by Ladbrooke School

Ladbrooke School had a 'red, white and blue' day. Picture: supplied by Ladbrooke School - Credit: supplied by Ladbrooke School

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw C of E Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw C of E Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by Northaw - Credit: supplied by Northaw

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw Church of England Primary School's mufti day. Picture:

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw Church of England Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by Northaw - Credit: supplied by Northaw

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw C of E Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw C of E Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by Northaw - Credit: supplied by Northaw

One little girl from Northaw C of E Primary brought a tray of wedding cakes. Picture: supplied by No

One little girl from Northaw C of E Primary brought a tray of wedding cakes. Picture: supplied by Northaw - Credit: supplied by Northaw

Northaw C of E Primary School has its own 'wedding photographer' thanks to one pupil. Picture: suppl

Northaw C of E Primary School has its own 'wedding photographer' thanks to one pupil. Picture: supplied by Northaw - Credit: supplied by Northaw

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw C of E Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by

Pupils dressed as wedding guests for Northaw C of E Primary School's mufti day. Picture: supplied by Northaw - Credit: supplied by Northaw

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