Royals among society wedding guests
Princes William and Harry and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were among the 500 guests at the society wedding of the year.
When Lady Melissa Percy, the Duke of Northumberland's second daughter, married the Princes' friend Thomas van Straubenzee in Alnwick, Northumberland, the town came to a standstill.
The royal guests were joined by friends Pippa Middleton and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, while Harry's ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy was an attendant of the bride. She looked delighted to be on hand to help her friend, whose sister Lady Katie was also an attendant. Dress designer Bruce Oldfield was on hand to make sure the creation, with a long train, looked pristine. Cressida Bonas, reported to be dating Harry, was there too, joining up with Princess Eugenie.
Lady Melissa, known as Missy, was taken from the family's 1,000-year-old castle - which doubles for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films - in a 200-year-old restored carriage, pulled by two white horses, complete with liveried footmen.
Hundreds of well-wishers under patchy blue skies thronged the 200 yards of Bailiffgate from the castle to the pretty St Michael's Church, and cheered the arrivals.
William and Harry, in a large group of male guests accompanying the groom, were among the first to arrive at the church. There were cries from the crowd of "beautiful" as Ms Middleton arrived in a blue and white dress. Her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, could not attend the event as she is eight months pregnant.
Ms Palmer Tomkinson, in a geometric blue and white striped outfit, struggled to keep on her hat as a gust of wind threatened to topple it. Princesses Beatrice, in blue, and Eugenie, in green, were greeted with shouts of "gorgeous" from well-wishers in the crowd when they arrived at the church gates. They hugged other guests at the gate before walking in.
There were cheers when the married couple came out and kissed under an umbrella which kept a few spots of rain off them. There were "oohs" from the crowd when the 12 tiny pages and bridesmaids came past dressed as Robin Hoods or fairies in green.
After the service, well-wisher Sheila Shepherd, from Amble, Northumberland, said: "It has been a lovely day. The dress was beautiful, in fact all the fashions were beautiful."
Her aunt Alison Dand, also from Amble, added: "We normally go to London to see Trooping the Colour so it is nice to see them in the North. I think they enjoy it here."