The wedding’s over...let the parties begin

After weeks of build-up, Prince William and Catherine Middleton today exchanged their vows in Westminster Abbey, London.

Now Havering residents are taking to the streets to celebrate.

More than 30 planned parties – some going on till midnight – are colouring streets red, white and blue, as patriotism sweeps the borough.

Hundreds of people, many in fancy dress, are coming together to celebrate with music, food, drink, and good old fashioned fun and games.

Havering Mayor Cllr Pam Light, who is visiting four streets today, said: “We are very royalist in the borough so there is a lot going on and I wish I could get to every single party.

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“People love coming together in times like these; there is a great sense of community. The only thing I can compare it to is the celebrations after the last war - which I remember!”

Speaking of the nuptials, Cllr Light said: “Prince William and Kate looked radiant and very happy. She was so calm walking down the aisle she could have been walking in the aisle of the local Tesco!”

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Some roads will be closed or partially closed to vehicles and cyclists for the day.

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