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William expected at wedding while pregnant Kate stays at home

Royal guests expected at Alnwick wedding Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince William and Prince Harry are expected to be among the congregation at the wedding of the Duke of Northumberland's daughter.

Lady Melissa Percy is to marry Thomas van Straubenzee at a local parish church in Alnwick on Saturday 22 June.

But Kate will not be attending. With the wedding taking place in Northumberland and her baby due in mid-July, it is possible she has decided not to travel.

Kate to miss Northumberland society wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge will miss the society wedding of good friends this weekend as the final countdown to the birth of her baby begins.

It was rumoured Kate, who is more than eight months pregnant, would be at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee.

The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland will host their daughters wedding tomorrow in their home town of Alnwick.

William and Prince Harry are expected to be among the congregation as they are long-time friend the groom.

The brothers were at the chartered surveyor's London stag do earlier this month.

The Duchess's final official public appearance was last weekend when she attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony with other members of the Royal Family.

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Pregnant Kate to miss friend's wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The Duchess of Cambridge has decided not to attend the wedding of Prince William's close friend tomorrow.

Kate, who is more than eight months pregnant, will stay at home, but William and Harry are expected to be among the congregation to watch Thomas van Straubenzee marry Lady Melissa Percy.

The Duchess' final official public appearance was last weekend when she attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony with other members of the Royal Family.

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Teenagers learn about dangers of drugs

Teenagers in Alnwick have been learning about the dangers of drugs by watching an actor play an anti-social character.

Hundreds gathered at Alnwick Gardens to talk about the pressures of drugs and alcohol.

It was part of the 'Reality Roadshow' where young people take part in hard-hitting scenarios to learn about dangeous social situations and how to deal with them.

Will she attend? Alnwick wedding speculation

Pippa Middleton, Kate Middleton, Tom Van Straubenzee and Melissa 'Missy' Percy - May 2009 Credit: Rex Features

People living in Alnwick are speculating as to whether or not the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a wedding there next Saturday.

Lady Melissa Percy, the youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, is reported to be marrying Thomas van Straubenzee, a friend of Prince William, at St Michael's Church.

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