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A Right Royal Occasion – “A splash of colour in difficult times”

It’s hard to believe that it is twenty years since Prince Charles walked Princess Diana down the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral!

Now, in 2011, it’s all set to happen again. On April 29th 2011, 3 months before his late mother’s own wedding anniversary, Prince William will be breaking the hearts of millions of young girls and marrying his childhood sweetheart, Kate Middleton – and the Great British nation just cannot get enough!

William and Kate

 Since the wedding date was announced, the whole country has been thrown into a whirlwind of Royal Wedding mania. Below, we have compiled a list of the top 6 ways to be a part of and celebrate, this right royal occasion.

Have a street party: up and down the country, towns and villages are cordoning off roads in order to share the celebrations with their neighbours. Kent alone is set to have over 60 street parties throughout Maidstone, Dover and Whitstable to name a few – more than anywhere else in the country!

Royal Wedding Street Party

Have a party at home or away: many people are choosing to have their own private royal themed parties, either in their own home or in a holiday cottage (http://www.mulberrycottages.com/holiday-accommodation/royal-wedding-breaks/). Have yourself a private tea party, or perhaps a champagne celebration!

Collect the memorabilia: the gift companies have gone wild over royal merchandise. With gifts ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, there’s plenty of choice, including: crockery, cutlery, accessories, clothing, table decorations, nail decorations, teddies, royal wedding gnomes, and even a fridge freezer with the royal couple’s face emblazoned on the door!

Take a tour of London: indulge yourself in London’s rich and colourful history by touring the famous sites: The tower of London, the London Dungeons, the Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace to name but a few. Many of our own cottages are only a 40 minute train journey from central London, with additional high speed rail links from Dover and Margate cutting travel times in half.

London tour on an open top bus

Follow the royal wedding on Twitter: that’s right folks, the royals are social networking! Follow @ClarenceHouse for exclusive videos and pictures of the big day.

Treat the children to being King or Queen for the day: for one day only, let them eat cake! Allow your children to take the throne for the royal wedding, making cardboard swords and crowns for the boys, and fairy princess dresses for the girls. Bake some regal treats and make cardboard box forts to make the day special for all ages.

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