TWO weeks before images of Prince Charles and Lady Diana were broadcast across the world, a pair of five-year-olds had their own royal wedding.

Darren Kiley and Nicola King, of St Christopher's First School, Cowley, received a regal welcome in July 1981.

The celebrations formed part of a special day for the school, with then Lord Mayor of Oxford, Henry Nimmo, visiting the school to present gifts to two retiring staff members.

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After arriving in Cowley, the mayor's chauffeur, Laurence Biggs, was on hand to give Darren and Nicola the royal treatment.

The two staff members - teacher Dorothy Creamer and Mollie Stayte, a school cook assistant - then took centre stage, as they received a leather handbag and a lamp respectively.