There are only a few days left until one of the biggest society weddings of the year. Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee will marry June 22 in Alnwick, at St Michaels Church, with the wedding reception taking place at Alnwick Castle, which is owned by Melissa’s parents.
Guests attending the wedding include the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. It is rumoured that the Duchess of Cambridge will also be attending with her husband. It is however unknown if Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry’s rumoured girlfriend, will be present
Princes William and Harry have been close friends with both Melissa and Thomas for many years, and have strong bonds with their families. Both Princes are patrons of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, a Charity set up in memory of Thomas’ brother, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2002. Harry is expected to be an usher for the groom at the wedding, with Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry’s ex girlfriend, acting as chief bridesmaid.
The pair have not been photographed together since December 2011, when they attended an annual carol concert for the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund. But this wedding, with the pair both playing an important part, will reunite them, and no doubt cause mass speculation after the wedding.