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Four people from region invited to royal wedding

Amy Wright and Heather Hall, of the Usual Place Community Cafe in Dumfries, will attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day on Saturday 19 May.

Kimberley Watkin and Adam Hughes from Carlisle will also be attending, for their work beneath Carlisle Railway Station.

They are one of 1,200 members of public, from across the country, who have been invited to the big day.

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Royal wedding invite joy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Credit: PA

Two people in our region have been invited to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Kimberley Watkin and Adam Hughes will represent Carlisle Undercroft at Windsor Castle on Saturday 19 May.

They are one of 1,200 members of public, from across the country, who have been invited to the big day.

In a post on the Carlisle Undercroft Facebook page, the pair wrote:

Our invite recognises the ‘strength of our contribution to the local community’ and we are humbled and excited to have been chosen to attend."

– Carlisle Undercroft Facebook page

Countess of Wessex visits Cumbria

The Countess of Wessex Credit: PA

The Countess of Wessex is in Cumbria today to carry out a series of royal engagements.

Sophie, the wife of Prince Edward, visited the Westmorland County Agricultural Society this morning.

She will go on to help celebrate the 50th birthday of the charity, Mencap, in Carlisle. Her last engagement will be just outside Penrith, to officially open a music therapy centre provided by The Sunbeams Music Trust.

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