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Is this the biggest ever royal lunch?

Published: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

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Birmingham school children join royal wedding celebrations with themed lunches

More than 20,000 children across Birmingham have been joining in Royal Wedding fever with what would be Britain’s biggest-ever Royal Lunch.

As the nation prepares to watch Prince Harry tie the knot with Meghan Markle tomorrow, 133 schools across the city got involved to mark the occasion with special themed lunches and afternoon teas.

The special lunches on Thursday and Friday (May 17 and 18) were organised by school meals provider Cityserve - which provides 60,000 school meals across Birmingham each day - as a way for children to join in with the nation’s celebrations.

While some schools enjoyed lunchtime picnics, others tucked into fish and chips or burgers in special Union Jack boxes.

Their parents also had the chance to get involved, joining youngsters for Royal Wedding-themed afternoon teas at some schools.

Schools from across the city took part in the themed days, including: Longwill Primary School in Northfield; Minworth Junior and Infant School and Penns Primary School in Sutton Coldfield; Yardley Wood Community Primary School in Yardley Wood; St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and Sixth Form in Kings Norton; Wyndcliffe Primary School in Small Heath; Maryvale Catholic Primary School in Kingstanding; Moseley Church of England Primary School and Heathlands Primary Academy in Castle Bromwich.

Pupils still had the choice of the usual healthy options on offer from award-winning catering service Cityserve, but were also given the chance to have special themed lunches as a Royal treat.

Dale Wild, Cityserve’s Head of Service, said: “Could this be the biggest Royal lunch ever? We’re thrilled that over the past couple of days we’ve seen more than 20,000 children and teachers from across 133 schools unite in celebrating the Royal Wedding, enjoying something a bit different for lunch.

“They all got into the spirit of things, making posters and bunting as well as enjoying some tasty treats, and we’ve had a great few days joining in what is one of the biggest events of the year.

“This was a fantastic opportunity to put Cityserve on the map in Birmingham and across the UK for all the right reasons. We wish Meghan & Harry all the very best for their future together.”

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