Library cutting wedding cake to celebrate

Royal wedding fans should head for Warkworth Library this Saturday, May 19, where staff will be celebrating the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from 9am to 3pm.

Visitors to the library are being encouraged to wear a hat for the occasion and they can enjoy a slice of traditional wedding cake, which will be iced and decorated by acting community engagement librarian Katie Mitchell.

There are two special displays – one, featuring flower garlands, royal wedding publications and a poster congratulating Harry and Meghan, and the other of two mannequins dressed in wedding attire. The stand-in for Harry comes from Warkworth Menswear and is known as Josh, while the (unfortunately headless) female is wearing library assistant Rachael Jamieson’s actual wedding dress.

Katie Mitchell says the idea was to celebrate the Windsor wedding with a bit of fun in Warkworth. “We didn’t get an invite, so we decided to have our own small celebration,” she says.

Library assistant Rachael Jamieson with her own wedding dress, plus ‘Josh’.