Community Champions thrilled to take part in Harry and Meghan's big day

Community Champions invited to share in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day described their excitement ahead of the royal wedding.

Charity workers, local volunteers, community stalwarts and those who have made their cities, towns and villages a better place to live, filed into the castle grounds with their hampers.

Tom Moss, 23, was chosen to represent scouting in Staffordshire and brought his mother Vicki along.

He said he is a big fan of the couple, adding: "I think Harry's down-to-earth, and all the charity work that he does as well.

"It makes a massive impact. A good role model for younger people as well."

Community Champions will take their place in the castle grounds (Oli Scarff/PA)
Community Champions will take their place in the castle grounds (Oli Scarff/PA)

His mother said the outing is "just absolutely amazing", adding: "We just can't believe it, can we, that we've had this opportunity."

She said it was a "once in a lifetime" event.

Another young man having a day out with his mum is Jack Al-Alawi, 16, from Birmingham, who was chosen for being a volunteer police cadet.

"Now I'm here it's very exciting, much more special," he said.

The teenager said he was looking forward to seeing the guests go in, especially the Queen.