WEDDING: Excitement builds in Alnwick for the big wedding

Excitement is building in Alnwick as locals and visitors gear up for the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Starubenzee this afternoon.

The couple will tie the knot in St Michael’s Church at 5pm and onlookers have already chosen their spots to watch the guests make their way from the Castle to the church.

Florist Caro Dickinson was putting the final touches to decorations outside St Michael’s, sniffer dogs have checked the area and press are starting to take their places in anticipation.

Prince William and Prince Harry are expected to be in attendance and Chelsy Davy will be chief bridesmaid.

There will be 12 pages and bridesmaids including Alnwick’s six-year-old Niamh Cullen.

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