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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