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Royal Wedding 2018: ​What Was Inside The Community Champions' Goodie Bags?

Royal Wedding 2018: ​What Was Inside The Community Champions' Goodie Bags?

You'd be pretty smug if you were one of the lucky sods who managed to blag an invite to yesterday's royal wedding - not least because it actually turned out to be quite a corker, what with Bishop Curry's rousing speech and the gospel choir blowing the roof off with 'Stand By Me'.

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Even the people who were invited to hang out in the grounds before and after the service will have had a solid day out, catching the action up close as it unfurled.

Well, turns out those 'community champions' who were allowed in the grounds of Windsor Castle during the event were also given goodie bags to say thanks for coming - even though we're pretty sure they'd have been saying 'No, thank YOU!' to Harry and Meg.

According to the Daily Mail, the charity, workers, local volunteers, community heroes and people who's 'made their cities, towns and villages a better place to live' were given goodie bags that contained a giant chocolate coin, a tin of shortbread, a fridge magnet, a bottle of branded Windsor Castle water and a wedding programme.

Oh, and a voucher for 20 percent off in the castle shop - cheeky.

Twelve-year-old Jorja Furze - an amputee from birth - was invited after she set up an anxiety group to help young pupils adjust to secondary school.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Hayley Ash and Tessa Hince, both 32, were also invited to come along as thanks for their work with people who are lonely at Christmas.

They said they were starstruck by the celebrities they saw - understandable, given the stellar calibre of the day, with the Beckhams, Oprah, Idris Elba, George and Amal Clooney and (a very bald) Tom Hardy among those in attendance.

Ash told the newspaper: "It was quite a surreal moment when we started hearing bottles of fizz popping.

"It was quite a show really watching everyone going in. We were sat right outside the entrance - we saw everything."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Hince added: "It was so crazy. We got pictures of David Beckham, George Clooney, Victoria Beckham, Prince Harry and Prince William walking in. I couldn't believe how close we got to everyone."

They also added that the fun day out had inspired them to continue working hard with their charity endeavours.

Rashid Bhayat, CEO of the Positive Youth Foundation, also followed what was going on inside the church via speakers outside.

He explained it felt like a 'really positive experience', adding: "I'm absolutely glad we came along and we will continue to use the day as a way of increasing the profile of what we do."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Community, Royal Wedding, Feels, UK, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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