Kate Middleton invites local pub landlord to wedding

Tuesday February 22, 2011

The owner of Bucklebury's Old Boot Inn will definitely be raising a glass to the royal couple since Kate Middleton has invited him to the wedding.

John Haley, who runs the Berkshire pub frequented by the Middletons over the years, received the gold embossed invitation at the weekend.

The 55-year-old told The Mirror: "Everyone has been joking about it and offering to go in my place but that's one seat I won't be giving up."

He added: "I'm really excited and I can't wait to watch Kate walk down the aisle with her prince.

"Kate is a wonderful girl and William is very lucky to have her."

"I'm sure they will be exceptionally happy and I wish them all the best.

"I was told beforehand that I would be invited so it wasn't a huge shock but it's still a privilege and I'll be part of history in some small way."

Photo: © Getty

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