Venues host Harry and Meghan’s wedding
SILENCE prevailed as crowds watched Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” at Saturday’s royal wedding which was screened live at venues in the TRNC.
Among millions watching this year’s “biggest TV event” in the UK was a mainly female audience of some 40 in Ozanköy’s Corner House, with some wearing fancy hats for a competition that saw a bottle of Prosecco going to the winner. A barbecue and cakes, including brownies, lemon curd and cupcakes, were served and live musical entertainment was later provided by Pinks.
Bar manager Vesela Hristova said: “Everyone was so silent while they watched the wedding with full concentration but we all had great fun in a cheerful atmosphere”.
At Tim’s Café, also in Ozanköy, some 60 people turned up in red, white and blue outfits to let out a rousing cheer the moment the couple said “I do”. A meal of choice and drinks then followed and customers were entertained by Rachel Sings and Brian Delaney.
Meanwhile, at Karşıyaka’s Montenegro’C Sports Bar and Restaurant, an audience of 40 people watched the wedding on four TVs before the winner of a “best-dressed” competition received a bottle of Prosecco.
Emotions ran wild during the screening at Lapta’s Alvadar restaurant and bar which initially served lunch to some 50 customers — which increased to 70 later in the evening as live music was provided by the NormAl Band and then a screening of the FA Cup Final.
Patriotic viewers (from left) Nina Douglas, Amanda Butler, Jacquie Lieberman, Lizzy Jasper, Susan Cannon, Gill Joyce and Ann Shortall at Lapta’s Alvadar restaurant. Right, Ozanköy’s Corner House was decorated especially for the occasion and cocktails...
A couple were kitted with masks of Harry and Meghan at Karşıyaka’s Montenegro’C Sports Bar and Restaurant
Corner House staff got into the royal spirit. Left, guests watched the royal wedding live at the Corner House.
Ladies taking ‘pride of place’ in front of the TV at Alvadar restaurant
NormAl Band (from left) Norman Brewerton, Ivan Lavrentev, Konny Daugh and Al Bartholomew at Alvadar restaurant
Guests donned their best clothes for the ‘best dressed’ competition at Montenegro’C Sports Bar
A guest dressed in red, white and blue. Below, the young winner of the ‘best dressed’ competition whose family received the prize of Prosecco at Montenegro’C Sports Bar.
Tina King (left) and Grace Visscher (who was celebrating her birthday at Alvadar restaurant
Below (from left) Barbara Neves, Susan Hargreaves and Jane Roberson at Alvadar restaurant
Corner House guests enjoyed watching the event in the venue’s garden. Inset, the winner of the best hat competition at the Corner House. Photos: Brian Joyce