A BARRY primary school continued its tradition for celebrating royal occasions when more than 200 pupils feasted on a banquet-style lunch.

Staff at the 244-pupil Palmerston Primary laid on a right royal spread on Friday, May 18, to tie in with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Windsor the following day.

Kitchen staff, cook Tracey Smart and kitchen assistant Shirley Curnick provided some healthy snacks and red, white, and blue treats catering for all dietary needs.

And Yvonne Hawkins and Tania Fiddler became royal event organisers for the day.

The school previously celebrated the Queen’s Diamond and Golden Jubilees as well as the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.

Pupils prepared for the big day by creating wedding invitations and talking about the event in class.

Meanwhile, Judith Hunt, 67, of Wenvoe, and daughter-in-law Julia Hunt, 35, of Cardiff, enjoyed a busy, but rewarding 24 hours in Windsor after Judith was invited for her dedication and continued volunteering of local charities and brownies and rainbow groups.

Phil Hunt said his wife had expressed “total disbelief that someone like her would receive such an invite, an invite that she only fully accepted when she was actually within the castle walls”.

“My daughter-in-law has said that it was the best day of her life and will always be remembered,” he said.

“They had the opportunity to take as many photos of the guests as they arrived, the royal family and the bride and groom.

“The ceremony was shown on a large screen and they had the chance to go into the chapel when all the guests had gone to the reception.

“It was such an honour to be invited and to represent the youngsters and the charities that she supports and works hard to help others.”