It was dubbed 'the royal wedding of the north' by locals, but Prince William's role was limited to that of the best man.

This weekend saw the marriage of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland.

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Over 500 guests attended the grand society wedding on Saturday - including Prince Harry, who was an usher, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, and the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton.

The society bride wore a billowing Bruce Oldfield gown and heirloom crown, while the groom donned a traditional morning suit with blue waistcoat.

Claimed to have 'stolen the show' by a number of newspapers was maid of honour Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's ex-girlfriend, who showed of her slim figure in a champagne-coloured dress.

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The happy couple exchanged vows at the St Michael's Church in Alnwick after having arrived through the crowded and bunting-lined streets.

Following the ceremony, which was presided over by the Bishop of Newcastle, the wedding party continued on to a champagne reception in the state rooms of the castle, followed by dinner in a marquee on the grounds and a firework display.

A DJ kept the party going until 5am, when guests are said to have been treated to a cooked breakfast before making their way home.

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