An English Occasion

The street party to celebrate a royal occasion is a quintessential English experience. Although the subject of monarchy is a contentious debate in the UK (and elsewhere) the street parties held across the county to celebrate a royal occasion are a spectacle for all. Patriotism, national pride, community and excuses to dress up and behave in ways one wouldn’t ordinarily get away with are all on display. This series was taken in Chester, April 2011 at a street party for the wedding of Kate and William.

Resident with children’s painting of Kate
Two princesses
Princess
Costume parade
Football
Princess
Soldier
Dress like the princess competition
Amusements
Disguise
Oldest street resident
All images © Shaun Fynn