TOWNS and villages across the Cotswolds will be flying the flag and hanging out the bunting this Saturday as they celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Pubs, hotels and village halls will be opening their doors to show the ceremony, which starts at 12pm.

Street parties will be taking place in six locations across Gloucesterhire, with Cecily Hill in Cirencester and Katherine's Walk in Lechlade preparing to bring their street together.

Villagers in Coates near Cirencester will get into the Royal Wedding spirit early by turning their monthly Community, Coffee, Cake & Chat in the village hall on Tuesday into a Royal Wedding special celebration.

Jan Edmonds, who organises the event, said: "Our monthly coffee morning brings all cross sections of the community together and this time we thought we would make it a little bit special and a bit of fun with a Royal theme."

Decorations will be staying up in Coates, as the village will be pulling out the stops on Saturday, with an event at the village hall including a barbecue and mini beer festival.

The after wedding party in Poole Keynes advertises "wedding attire optional" and in Kempsford village there is an entire day of celebrations, starting with a "Royal" fun run at 9.30am, with a live screening of the wedding and songs from the Kempsford School Choir.

Football fans are also well catered for in the village, with a live-screening of the FA Cup Final from 3pm.

The event finishes with a concert at St Mary's Church featuring Cirencester Male Voice Choir.

Hotels and pubs, including The Tavern in Kemble, and The Greyhound in Siddington will host special events on Saturday and The Kings Head in Cirencester and Whately Manor near Malmesbury will be offering Afternoon Tea packages fit for royalty.

Residents in Tetbury, which has strong links through Highgrove to the Royal Family, will be able to watch the events unfold on a big screen at The Goods Shed.

The following are events in the area. Let us know on if you would like us to add your event:

Royal wedding events:

Somerford Keynes:

Somerford Keynes Wine Society will be holding a Fizz tasting in celebration of the Royal Wedding on Friday, May 18. Tickets in advance only so email


Kemble village get together at The Tavern Pub on Saturday, May 19 when the Royal Wedding will be screened on both of the large TV's from 11.30am. Bbq food available. Raffle with proceeds going to Heads Together the Royal Foundation of the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in partnership with inspiring charities that are tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges. Cake stall. Wear something red/white/blue.

Poole Keynes:

Poole Keynes is having a Royal Wedding after party from 6pm on Saturday, May 19 in the village hall. Wedding attire and hats optional. Bunting, games, 4tier wedding cake and a glass of fizz to toast the happy couple.


Kempsford Village Royal Celebration Day on Saturday, May 19. Royal Fun Run at 9.30am from the Village Hall. Sporting events on the school field. Royal Sparkle Art in the Ark from 12.30pm.

Celebration Tea Party with Live Streaming of the Royal Wedding. Songs of Celebration from Kempsford School Choir. Sports, bbq and bar from 3pm with live streaming of the FA Cup Final.

Grand Finale Celebratory Concert at 7.30pm at St Mary's Church Kempsford with the Cirencester Male Voice Choir, solo clarinetist Anna Robinson, former pupil of Kempsford Primary School, accompanied by Myles Tyrell. Concert tickets £10 per person available by email or phone 01285810356.


Coates Village Hall Royal Wedding event on Saturday, May 19 from 5-11pm. Open air music, BBQ, mini beer festival, tuck shop, bar, tombola and a hat competition.


* Street Party at Katherine’s Walk on Saturday, May 19.

* Royal Wedding themed coffee morning with the wedding on a big screen in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, May 19.


*Street Party Cecily Hill on Saturday, May 19

* Kings Head Hotel is offering visitors the chance to watch the Royal Wedding on Saturday, May 19 and enjoy a Special Afternoon Tea. The Hotel is also offering a Royal Spa Day Treat. Visit to book.


The Greyhound pub in Siddington is holding a Royal Wedding Garden Party on Saturday, May 19. Live music from ‘Sound and the Sirens’ and a barbeque and hog roast being served all day. Tables can be reserved on the patio or inside the pub. For more details or to reserve a table, call 01285 653573.


The Goods Shed will show the Royal Wedding on Saturday, May 19 live on the biggest screen in town, with a royal cream tea from the Whistlestop Cafe included in the price. Bar with a special glass of something for a toast. Tickets £7.50 including cream tea. From 10am.

Tickets available at or through Tetbury Visitor Information Centre


* Whately Manor is holding a Royal Wedding Garden Party Afternoon Tea on Saturday, May 19 from 3-5pm. Visit to book.

* The Old Bell Hotel’s Royal Treat on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. A weekend celebration, all weekend. American style Key Lime Tartlet & English Rose Cocktail - a delicious mix of prosecco, gin and rose Jam. Visit