Tuesday 20 March 2018

Royal day for a wedding

Princes Harry, left, and William
Princes Harry, left, and William

The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Harry were among the guests at the society wedding of one of their best friends.

Under sunny skies, they were in a large male group accompanying groom Thomas van Straubenzee, who was marrying the Duke of Northumberland's daughter, Lady Melissa Percy.

Well-wishers lined Alnwick's Bailiffgate from the Percy family's 1,000-year-old castle, which has served as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, to St Michael's Parish Church.

Harry followed the groom in the group that walked with Mr van Straubenzee, with William just behind.

The crowds cheered as they made their way to church ahead of the 5pm wedding.

The Duchess of Cambridge, eight months pregnant, was not among the 500 guests, but her sister Pippa Middleton was. She is friends with Earl George Percy, the Duke's elder son. Chelsy Davy, Harry's former girlfriend, was also there.

Irish Independent

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