Royal wedding fever grips Redbridge as people party

Royal wedding fever has gripped Redbridge today, with hundreds of revellers taking to the streets to soak up the big day.

Street party fever saw little princes and princesses mingle with grown up royal enthusiasts as the fun and games stretched late into the afternoon.

But one little partier enjoying the festivities in Clavering Road, Wanstead, was not so sure she wanted to one day be a princess.

Nine-year-old Cairenn Mullen said: “It’s hard to be a princess because you have all these people asking you for things and all these people asking for your picture all the time.”

Eyes went skywards at just before 1.30pm as residents in the road saw an army of planes sweep across their houses for the royal flypast which seconds later wowed crowds around Buckingham Palace.

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In Mornington Close, Woodford Green, a line of tables saw residents lap up a tasty collection of food before dancing to music.

Organiser Chandra Arora, 72, said: “I’m a real fan of the royal family.

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“The town I lived in [in India] was created by the British, so I’ve always had a connection with the English since I was young.”

About 15 street parties were held in the borough today, with schools holding their own royal parties yesterday.

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