SOME 15 couples from across the county are having a royal wedding of their own.

Worcestershire registrars are in for a busy day on Saturday May 19, the same day Prince Harry ties the knot with Meghan Markle.

In the run up to the Royal Wedding, there are a total of 20 ceremonies across the county.

Three couples are getting married at Worcestershire Registration Offices, three at Partner Registration Offices and nine ceremonies in approved premises around the county.

Amongst the blushing brides and grooms is Worcester couple Alix Rowley and David Massocchi who are set to marry at County Hall.

Miss Rowley said: "We chose the date before Harry and Meghan, and when we heard they were planning on getting married in the spring we joked around saying it’d be the same as ours.

"David and I met about 17 years ago working at Worcester Hospital Pharmacy and last year we got engaged on Valentine’s Day.

"He’d bought me two cards; one that said to my fiancé and one that didn’t, just in case I said no.

"It feels a little bit weird that we’re getting married on the day of the Royal Wedding; everyone around us has a bit of wedding fever, but we’re obviously just focusing on ours. At least no one will forget our anniversary."

Sheila Smith, aged 66 and Andrew Shergold, aged 67, of Kidderminster, are getting married at Kidderminster Town Hall after meeting online in January 2017.

Miss Smith said: "He proposed to me a few months after we met, but I made him wait for an answer. I’ve had plenty of marriage experience and wanted to make sure I made the right decision this time.

"It makes it a bit more special actually, as I have a few royal ties. I was born the same day the king died. On my 50th, I was invited to Buckingham Palace Garden Party with 3,000 others born the same day.

"The garden party was amazing, I remember every minute of it and it will stay with me until the day I die.

"Before Harry and Meghan announce their wedding, our wedding was just a wedding, and now we’re getting married on the same day as the royals."

A civil wedding can currently take place at any registration office or approved premises in Worcestershire.