Underwater party in Fenland among unique celebrations for Royal Wedding

REVELLERS celebrated Kate and William’s big day in weird and wonderful ways across the globe - but only a few could say they enjoyed an underwater party.

Divers enjoyed a unique Royal Wedding party at Gildenburgh Water in Whittlesey at a fun-filled event which lasted for 12 hours. Many celebrated the happy couple’s wedding by drinking non-alcoholic bubbly underwater at the former brickyard lake site.

Free entry, swimming and canoeing for spectators at the national scuba diving centre drew the crowds with a lavish array of ‘royal dishes at peasant prices’ on offer.

Chief instructor Ian Forster said: “A Royal Wedding is a rare event and most people wanted to do something different on the day.

“Diving appeals to young and old alike, so it was a great way to enjoy some relaxing, quality time with friends and family by the water.”


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To keep the fun bubbling above the water as well as under it, Mr Foster organised a treasure hunt for crowns and tiaras, mystery land and lake activities, a Royal Fancy Dress Competition, and lots of wet sponges to punish treasonous divers imprisoned in the stocks.

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