By Betsy Everett
If you haven’t had an invitation to the Royal Wedding – you have now: and you won’t have to go far from home to enjoy a ringside seat and a free glass of bubbly to toast Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their big day.
Askrigg village hall will be transformed into a quintessentially English setting by organiser, Tippy Watson, as the wedding of the year is streamed live from London on the big screen on Saturday, May 19.
The day will begin at 10.30am and there will be a substantial buffet lunch to enjoy in the lead-up to the actual ceremony in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at noon. Guests will also be able to watch the coach procession through the streets of Windsor. The cost is £12 for adults and £6 for three-12-year-olds (under-threes go free) and there will be a raffle. All proceeds will go to Tippy’s chosen charity, Breast Cancer Care.
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Tippy is hoping to raise £50,000 for the charity which has helped her through her personal diagnosis and treatment, and is on the way to meeting the target with a series of events in and around Wensleydale. Tippy also produced a successful 2018 calendar with all the photographs of the Dales taken by herself while undergoing treatment last year.
“This will be a great opportunity for people to come together to celebrate a happy event, forget all the bad news that bombards us every day, and just enjoy the food, the spectacle, and each others’ company,” says Tippy.
Tickets for the event are selling fast and can be bought from Sykes’s House shop in Askrigg, or call Tippy on 01969 650690, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.