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Royal Family: The most unusual guest at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding and the sweet reason he was invited

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011 made international headlines and captivated people from around the globe. Millions tuned in to watch as royalty and a number of high-profile people gathered to watch the pair tie the knot.

Guests included celebrities such as Victoria and David Beckham, Sir Elton John, Guy Richie and Rowan Atkinson, as well as many other well known names. But there was one very unusual guest you might not have expected to see rubbing shoulders with the global elite.

John Haley is likely a name you have never heard before. It is very unlikely that he himself knew anyone else at the wedding beyond Kate and her family.

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The royal couple invited the landlord after visiting his pub

He was the landlord of the Middleton’s favorite pub The Old Boot Inn, which is located very near the Duchess of Cambridge’s family home. Kate and her sister were said to run about in the garden as children while parents Michael and Carole enjoyed a relaxing meal.

According to John, Kate has brought William into the pub on a number of occasions. He previously said: “We’re used to seeing Kate in the pub. The first time she and William came in it was nerve racking but you soon realize they’re just a normal couple.”

The garden of the Old Boot Inn where Kate used to play as a child

The garden of the Old Boot Inn where Kate used to play as a child

The landlord spoke about his invitation at the time and whether he would be attending any of the after ceremony celebrations. He said: “It’s a great honor. I’ve known the family for a long time.

“They are a lovely normal family, and I’m very happy for Kate. I don’t know what I’ll wear though or what I’ll get them as a present.”

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Trending writer with interests that include foreign cultures, wacky human interest stories, Londoner’s unusual hobbies, reviews and more.

In the past month, I have looked into how costly it can be to get your pet across the channel, wondered why London Zoo hasn’t got any pandas and tried out Kate Middleton’s daily salad, which I did not enjoy.

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