Brits haven’t been this excited since his mother tied the knot with his father. Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton next month is getting the country out in droves as plans go underway for street parties throughout the land. Indeed local councils have already received around 2,000 requests to close streets for the April 29th royal wedding. These span London, Essex, northeast, Wales, western, northern and central England. In addition, there could be thousands of individuals and families making private parties in their homes and gardens.
Apart from being a lot of fun, street parties are a great way for community bonds to be strengthened, especially in today’s Internet-rich society that is making couch potatoes out of everyone. The applications are being supported by councils, many of which, according to Reuters are “waiving the usual fee to close roads while others are offering party packs for organizers, with free bunting and flags.”
Since April 29th is scheduled for a public holiday, spirits will already be high and everyone will be looking for a reason to party. So a street fair is a great idea to celebrate William and Kate’s nuptials.