THREE County Chairpersons represented the Young Farmers Clubs of Montgomery, Radnor and Brecknockshire at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.

Watching from the grounds of Windsor Castle were Mark Powell, Gemma Bufton and Caryl Hughes. They saw the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex marry in a spectacle watched by an estimated billion people worldwide.

The trio were chosen by the Lord-Lieutenant of Powys, along with 1,197 other representatives from communities across the UK.

Gemma Bufton from Dolau, near Llandrindod Wells, is the YFC County Chairman for Radnor. She took her mum, Dorothy, as her guest to Windsor Castle.

“It was more than I had expected and a privilege to be there. The whole day was fantastic and seeing George Clooney was a highlight!”

“We couldn’t have had a better position; we stood in the front row, right opposite The Galilee Porch near the Royal Family when Harry and Meghan left the chapel. We saw the Queen and everyone and it made my Mum cry! She was very emotional.

“We went inside St George’s Chapel once everyone had left and it was stunning! The flowers were beautiful.”

Montgomeryshire’s Caryl Hughes and her vice-chairperson, Del Robinson, went along to the royal celebrations.

“It was great to meet other people who were privileged enough to be invited for their work in the community,” said Caryl.

“It was a fantastic day with fabulous weather. There was a really chilled out atmosphere and everyone was really enjoying themselves watching famous people like James Blunt, the Beckhams, George Clooney and of course, Princes Harry and William.”

Mark Powell, Brecknock YFC County Chairman from the Builth Wells area, said it was an unforgettable day:

“A day that I will remember for the rest of my life!

“We were one of the few invited inside the castle walls. We had an amazing spot right in the middle of the entrance and exit for the Royal Family and celebrities. It was a beautiful sunny, hot day and the atmosphere was amazing. Everyone was so happy and helpful.

“I feel privileged to have been involved in such a monumental and historical day on behalf of a organisation which has given me so much over my 19 years of being involved with the movement. It was a pleasure to represent Brecknock YFC and I feel honoured to have been asked.

“I have been a member of Young Farmers since the age of 10 and had roles within my club, county and Wales YFC. Seeing as this is my last year involved in the movement as county chairman, it was a brilliant and humbling experience,to top off what has been such a fantastic year,” he added.

Now, it’s back to reality for the chairpersons as they prepare for the upcoming YFC Rallies with Llandefalle YFC hosting for Brecknock YFC on Saturday, June 2, Radnor’s on June 9 and Montgomery’s this Saturday in Aberhafesp.