May 4 2011 by Ian Bunting, Airdrie & Coatbridge
MONKLANDS residents had a right royal knees-up at a series of events held last Friday to celebrate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s special day.
There was plenty of colour and smiling faces on show during several sun-kissed activities to honour the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Street parties and re-enactments of the Royal wedding itself took place throughout Airdrie and Coatbridge.
St Andrew’s Primary in Airdrie held their own version of the big day.
P5 pupils Caitlyn Miller and Ryan Mullen filled the roles of bride and groom and the whole school got involved in speeches, music and a fun-packed reception.
Toddlers got involved too during parties held by the Baby Sensory group at Airdrie’s Flowerhill Parish Church and the Toddler Sense group in Jackson Parish Church, Coatbridge.
Asda in Coatbridge held a Royal occasion in-store and offered a Kate and William-themed wedding cake and alcohol free champagne for customers to join in the celebrations.
Airdrie LOL No.1 District put on a packed party in Baillies Lane.
The bunting was up and mini flags were flying as everyone took a drink to toast the Royal couple.
The beautiful weather allowed people in Glenmavis to party outside at the area’s social club’s celebratory event.
There was a barbecue, ice cream and children’s entertainment, including a bouncy castle, with the Royal wedding being shown indoors.
Glenmavis local Margaret Miller said: “Everyone had a great time and the weather just made it all the better.”
See next week’s Advertiser for more pictures of Monklands Royal wedding events.