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.
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