By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Street party: The Only Way Is Essex stars get ready for the Royal Wedding with a patriotic street party
They are BAFTA nominees and some of the most talked-about people in the country but, alas, the cast of The Only Way Is Essex have not been invited to the Royal Wedding.
The reality stars aren't concerned about the snub though, as they insist that the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton will pale in comparison to those of their own betrothed couple, Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger.
Even so, the Essex gang will be celebrating on Friday and have thrown a patriotic street party in preparation.
Battles of the brides: Lauren Goodger insists her wedding to Mark Wright will be 'bigger' than Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials
Decked out in blue, red and white, the cast including Amy Childs, Sam Faiers and Joey Essex have posed for a new! magazine photoshoot and each give their opinion on the upcoming wedding.
Lauren, whose engagement party on last week's episode made quite an impression with arrivals on horseback and her in a dazzling white gown, declares: 'Me and Kate are in competition.'
Co-star Lydia Bright adds: 'Mark and Lauren's wedding will be bigger.'
Where is the carriage? Groom-to-be Mark arrived at his engagement party with best friend James 'Arg' Argent on horseback
'Kate better bring the glam': The super-styled cast (pictured filming yesterday) have high expectations for the wedding fashions, with Amy Childs saying she thinks 'Kate should wear pink'