A Palace spokesman would not confirm or deny a newspaper report that the Duchess of Cambridge will attend a wedding in Alnwick 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 in Alnwick.
Kate Middleton is expecting her first child next month and carried out her final official engagement yesterday when she attended the Trooping of the Colour in London.
The palace spokesman said the wedding in Alnwick and speculation about the Duchess's possible attendance was a private issue and he could not comment on it.
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