THE people of Worcester celebrated the Royal Wedding with some organsing a street party and others lucky enough to be invited.

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife, people across Worcestershire celebrated the wedding in their own way.

Among those to mark the occasion were Amy Austin who organised a street party at Burtree Avenue in Warndon Villages, Worcester, for residents past and present.

Mrs Austin of Love All About Me Ltd applied to close the road as tables and Union flag bunting were put out.

The mother-of-two said: "We also had a street party for the Jubilee and for William and Kate's wedding.

"This wedding was nice, a break from tradition. It felt more modern, more our era."

The party was enjoyed by 35 adults, 19 children, two babies and two dogs. Families enjoyed sausages and burgers from the barbecue, wore masks of members of the Royal family and enjoyed Pimm's.

Children were entertained with a bouncy castle, swingball, hopscotch and other party games.

Olivia Parson, 24, who attended King's School in Worcester was one of six people lucky enough to be invited to the wedding from Worcestershire.

All six were invited to Windsor Castle because of the outstanding contribution that they make to their local communities.

Miss Parson, speaking to the Worcester News today, attended with her mum, Carolyn. She said: "It was absolutely amazing, an incredible atmosphere. We had a really good view."

She saw a number of famous faces including George Clooney and David and Victoria Beckham, the cast of Suits who had performed alongside Meghan Markle in the show.

Miss Parson saw Princes William and Harry arrive at the chapel followed by the bride and saw the couple, now wed, leave in the carriage.

Miss Parson also had the opportunity to look inside St George's Chapel after the ceremony. 

"I was so honoured. It has been such an experience. I feel overwhelmed and humbled and so happy to be part of such an incredible day. My mum and I will always remember it."

The group includes a fundraiser from Martley, who will be attending with a nurse, a young carer, an 11-year-old hospice volunteer, a Police Officer and the founder of a Worcestershire club for people with learning disabilities.

All six were selected from dozens of nominations by the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire Lt Col Patrick Holcroft.

The Lord Lieutenant was asked to submit the names of six individuals and their guests to represent the county.

He said: "I am most grateful to HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle for inviting members of the general public to join them on their wedding day and I very much hope that those representing the County of Worcestershire will thoroughly enjoy the day."

Other notable Worcestershire people to attend included Laura Gill from Worcester who founded The Monday Night Club; a social club for adults with learning disabilities.

Also attending was Kim Bull, from Worcester, who managed the Cardiac Catheter Lab at Worcestershire Royal Hospital for 15 years before retiring in March.

Others attending from the county were a young carer from Worcester who has looked after her father since she was eight years old and an 11 year old from Malvern who, after losing her baby brother, decided to help support other children in the same situation at Acorns Children's Hospice

People across Worcestershire joined in the celebrations, including street parties, waving Union flags or having some afternoon tea.

Iconic hairdressers in Evesham High Street got in the mood for the wedding, offering Prosecco and cup cakes to their customers.

The couple were married in St George's Chapel in Windsor at a ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A loud and clear "We will" sounded out when the guests were asked if they would support Harry and Meghan.

People came from far and wide to experience the wedding.

Irene Bowdry, a lawyer from California, was on the 5.50am train from Waterloo to Windsor with four friends from the US.

She said: "My mum actually lives around the corner from Meghan's mum in View Park in Los Angeles.

"We booked as soon as it was announced. An American in the royal family, isn't that so exciting?"

Also on board was German surgeon Ralph Dubitscher, who said he came because "it's the last chance to get a royal wedding for, what, 30 years?"