Honeymoon Bay Community Society volunteer Bob Burden salutes Queen Elizabeth II (played by actress Lois Walters) as she makes her way to the Honeymoon Bay Community Hall for the Royal Tea

A royal afternoon in Honeymoon Bay

Guests were treated like royalty, last weekend, when the community of Honeymoon Bay celebrated the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

  • May. 2, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Guests were treated like royalty, last weekend, when the community of Honeymoon Bay celebrated the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

With Queen Elizabeth II (played by actress Lois Walters) present, over 200 guests were entertained by local music teacher Mary Egan’s Moonlight Roses Choir, young singer Stacey Farkas, and the Queen herself, who gave a surprising comedic performance that left the audience laughing until tears rolled down their cheeks.

Dressed to the nines, with even the napkins on the tables commemorating the royal wedding, volunteers had the Honeymoon Bay Community Hall looking royal for the special event.

Residents of Honeymoon Bay will forever commemorate the event, as a letter from the real Queen Elizabeth II, sent by her lady in waiting Mary Morrison, will remain hanging prominently on the wall.

In the letter, Morrison writes that the Queen is honoured that the community of Honeymoon Bay would commemorate the event in such a manner.

“We’re not an ordinary community at the end of the road,” Honeymoon Bay Community Society president Dick Orman said.

“We’re a community that strives to better ourselves.”

Orman said that there were far too many community members that volunteered their time for him to begin listing names.

“It was a mass community effort to put this on,” he said.

The event itself helped raise about $1,000 for the Honeymoon Bay Community Society, which will go forward to help fund community events down the road.

The event’s guest book, complete with the names of a sold-out crowd of over 200 people, will be sent to William and Kate.

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