Editor’s Comment: World’s eyes on Alnwick for Missy’s wedding day

The eyes of the world will be on Alnwick again this weekend as Lady Melissa and her future husband, Thomas van Straubenzee, tie the knot.

The couple are part of the social elite and have regularly been photographed in the national media with Royals.

While there has been no indication that they will be present, it has been widely speculated that Princes William and Harry will be in attendance as they are close friends of the groom.

It has also been rumoured that the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with the future heir to the throne, could also be among the guests.

And because of this the world’s media will be descending on our county town in the hope of catching a glimpse.

But we have to remember that this day is not about the high-profile guests, it is about the wedding of Missy and Thomas.

It is nice that locals can also enjoy parts of the day, capped with a firework display which can best be seen from the Pastures.

We wish them well and hope they enjoy their day and have a long and happy marriage.