Wedding royally celebrated in Cayman

Tiaras were donned, red, white and blue bunting was
erected and the best frocks were on display as the Cayman Islands celebrated
the Royal Wedding on Friday.

At Camana Bay, a British-style street party was held,
while the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman hosted a posh afternoon tea with plenty of
free-flowing Taittinger champagne.

For those who had not woken up at 4am to watch the
wedding live on TV – briefly interrupted by a CUC power outage as newly wed
royals were about to step out onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace – the
wedding was replayed on screens across the island throughout the day.

At the Ritz-Carlton, a packed 7 Restaurant was the venue
for the tea party, attended by Governor Duncan Taylor, his wife Marie-Beatrice,
and Commissioner of Police David Baines, among many others.

Vicki Wheaton was MC for the event, which included a
competition for the best hat/fascinator and best tiara.

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Vicki Wheaton, right, introduces Valorie Grant, left, and Jane van der Bol during the best hat and fascinator competition at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman brunch.
PHOTO: NORMA CONNOLLY
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