William and Kate’s family weddings along the Thames

It’s interesting to learn that Kate Middleton’s parents Carole and Michael were married at Dorney Church. The reception was at Dorney Court which since has doubled for Syon in the film Lady Jane.

Prince William’s great, great grandparents were married in 1881 at tiny Petersham Church near Richmond.

This would be perfect for Kate and William if they could get away with a quiet wedding. But it looks as if they will marry at Westminster Abbey which once stood on Thorney Island surrounded by the tidal Thames.

See pages 60 and 94.

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