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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend Watlington wedding
Published 20/05/13



PRINCE WILLIAM surprised locals during a visit to a village pub.

He had lunch at the Lord Nelson in Brightwell Baldwin before joining his wife at the wedding of their close friends William van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene in Ewelme.

The Duke of Cambridge, who was an usher at the wedding, was part of the group of 14 who had booked a table at the pub for 1pm.

The group, who were dressed in tails, ordered a selection of starters, main courses and desserts, including steaks and crab, as well as wine.

Amanda Eades, who manages the pub, said: “Prince William came in for lunch with the groom and all the other ushers. It was a very pleasant surprise and quite exciting for us.


“There was a table booked for 14 people but it could have been anybody. They just came in as normal customers but he was noticed straight away. He was very polite and charming, as they all were. Nobody mentioned anything about him being there, we all carried on as normal. We’d love him to come back.”

Three security men sat at a nearby table while the group enjoyed their lunch.

The wedding party then travelled to Ewelme for the wedding at the village church, which started at about 4pm and lasted about 90 minutes.

The service was conducted by the Rev Jonathan Meyer, pastor of the church of St Mary the Virgin.

Tilly Pudwell, who lives in the village, watched the Duchess arrive from a raised garden of a friend’s house, which is opposite the church.

She was wearing a cream and black polka dot Top Shop skater dress which she also wore during her visit to the Warner Brother Studios last month.

Tilly, 17, said: “It was really exciting, although we didn’t see her for very long. She looked really good. You couldn’t really see that she was pregnant from the angle we had.

“My friend’s mum found out about the wedding so we came down and watched because we knew Kate and William could be coming because they are good friends with them.”

Tilly and her friends waited by the entrance of the church to try to catch another glimpse of the couple but the Duke and Duchess left via a back entrance.

She added: “We obviously really like her and we thought if she was in the village and we had the opportunity to see her we should do so.”

Prince William reportedly dated the bride during a brief split from the Duchess, then Kate Middleton, in 2007.

The groom’s niece, Grace, was a flower girl at the royal wedding and memorably stuck her fingers in her ears during the flypast.

The groom’s brother, Major Nicholas van Cutsem, serves with the Household Cavalry and led the escort accompanying the Prince’s royal wedding carriage from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.

Published 20/05/13

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