IT’S the eve of the royal wedding and parties to mark the occasion are breaking out all over York.

In Dudley Street, residents moved their cars and joined children from Park Grove Primary School for an old-fashioned street party. Head teacher Andrew Calverley said: “This is the third time we have held a street party for the school and each one has been very successful and greatly enjoyed by the children. We hope that everyone has as much fun as we’ve had today.”

Children at Luttons Primary School, near Malton, have been busy putting up the bunting ready for their party.

The pupils were joining youngsters from Weaverthorpe School for a joint celebration complete with party games, competitions and afternoon tea.

All the children were invited to come along dressed as a prince, princess or wearing a wedding outfit.

Jenny Young, from the school, said there would be prizes for the best outfits and the children would also be making their own crowns and tiaras.

“We thought it was a worthy occasion to celebrate,” she said.

Meanwhile red, white and blue were the colours of the moment for a York mum and daughter heading to London for the big day.

Chloe McLaren and her mum, Ann, were setting off by coach today armed with plenty of regal paraphernalia to cheer on William and Kate.

They planned to be up early to join the throngs around Westminster Abbey and make the most of the day.