Businesses have rallied around to ensure that the city will be sending a Royal Wedding gift to the royal couple on such a historic occasion.

Cash-strapped Exeter City council could not afford to send a gift to the royal couple but local businesses were only too pleased to help out.

Darts farm provided a hamper packed with locally-produced food and drink for the Royal Couple and is being sent free of charge by award winning local same day delivery company Alpha Express Despatch.

Owner of delivery company Alpha Express Despatch Colin Fribbens said “It is a wonderful occasion and out of all the courier companies around Exeter we are very honoured to have the trust of the businesses and to be chosen to help on such a historic event”.

Colin who is the vice-chair of Exeter Federation of Small businesses went on to say “When local firms collaborate they can achieve wonderful results”.

The royal gift hamper was delivered safely to the RAF Benevolent home on the south coast as instructed by William and Kates wishes.