Guard’s honour in royal wedding

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NICOLA and Paul Power were glued to the television during last week’s royal wedding.

For their son, Oliver, was serving as a Coldstream Guard, taking part in the guard of honour for newlyweds Kate and William.

His mum, Nicola, said she was proud as punch of her 21-year-old son.

She said: “They were told two to four weeks before the wedding but they didn’t know exactly what part they would be playing for security reasons.”

Nicola said during the guard of honour the royal newlyweds walked past Oliver, as well as the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla.

But she said professional Oliver did not get over excited about his role.

She said: “It was all in a day’s work for him.”

She said former Whitcliffe Mount School pupil Oliver had always wanted to be in the army and had been a Boy Scout and an Army Cadet before signing up.

She said: “When he was in the cadets he was the crack shot of the regiment.

“It’s all he’s ever wanted to do.”

She said she and Paul were watching the royal wedding with bated breath in the hope of catching a glimpse of Oliver.

She added: “Never mind the dress, we were looking for Oliver – but we couldn’t make him out because of the busby hat!”