St ANDREWS provided the perfect start to today’s Royal Wedding schedule as thousands gathered in St Salvators Quadrangle from 7.30 am for the Royal Wedding breakfast.
The Fairmont Hotel provided the food as the historic square filled up early with lucky ticket holders keen to get the day’s celebrations off to a good start.
First up to entertain the crowd was the Madras College Pipe Band and highland dancers who officialy started the event at 8 am.
BBC TV cameras beemed live pictures from the celebration around the world as part of their build up to the 11 am ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
Acapella band ‘The Other Guys’ - whose Youtube homage to the royal couple has proved a worldwide hit - were given a warm welcome as they took the stage to perform.
Children were entertained with face painting stalls, games and a popular story telling tent.
But as the morning wore on the entertainment died down and all eyes turned to the live TV screen beaming pictures back from events in London.
The last word before the wedding ceremoney started came from university principal and vice-chancellor Louise Richardson who thanked everyone who helped put the event together.
“As we celebrate our 600th anniversary, I’m sure than in 100 years from now people will look back on this day when the entire town came together to celebrate two of our most famous graduates,” she added.