As announced live on the BBC Wiltshire Breakfast Show, the station is hosting a celebration of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19 with a free, fun-filled party in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral.
To mark the big occasion, the event, which kicks-off at 9am includes a whole range of family friendly entertainment – including a live broadcast of the ceremony on a giant 50ft BBC screen in the Cathedral grounds, as well as activities hosted by Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire Creative and Salisbury Museum.
There will be live music performances from local artists on the BBC Wiltshire stage, a chance for children to write good luck messages to the Royal couple, crown making craft sessions, as well as CBBC activities.
Mary Sanders, Editor BBC Wiltshire, said:
“We are very much looking forward to celebrating the Royal Wedding with everyone in the wonderful city of Salisbury. We’d love people to join us in the grounds of the Cathedral to wish the Royal couple well and enjoy the stunning surroundings with friends and family. It’s been an extraordinary and difficult few months in Salisbury and this is a perfect chance to come together to celebrate and highlight everything that’s fabulous about where we live.”
Stephanie Marshall, Head, BBC West, added: “BBC Points West is looking forward to working with our colleagues at BBC Wiltshire so our listeners and viewers in the county can get all the fun of the Royal Wedding on their doorstep – while celebrating the fact that the City of Salisbury is open for business after a difficult few months.”
Canon Edward Probert, Acting Dean of Salisbury, commented “We are grateful to the BBC for affording us the opportunity to screen the Royal Wedding live here at the Cathedral and to BBC Wiltshire for their support of our city. The place comes into its own when it hosts events like this, allowing the community to come together to celebrate on the Cathedral lawns. It is something we love to see and an opportunity, after recent events, to look forward to the future with confidence as we celebrate the union of Prince Harry and Meghan.”
For more information about the big day, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcwiltshire