William and Kate in Bishops Lydeard: After party held in Ash Priors

William and Kate in Bishops Lydeard: After party held in Ash Priors

The Duchess of Cambridge in Bishops Lydeard as posted on Twitter: @OfficialFreyja

The Duchess of Cambridge in Bishops Lydeard as posted on Twitter: @OfficialFreyja

The Duchess waves as she leaves after the ceremony

The Royal Couple's car ready to leave

First published in News

THE after party to a wedding which the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended in Bishops Lydeard was held yesterday.

Speaking to the County Gazette from their Ash Priors mansion, family members said they had a wonderful day at Saturday's ceremony near Taunton.

More than 100 guests attended the function with a field opposite the house used as a car park.

Rumours on social media on Saturday were confirmed that Prince William, Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton were at the wedding of Alice St John Webster.

Alice is a friend of Kate and Pippa's from Marlborough College and her family live near Bishops Lydeard.

She married Gerald Avenel in a 4pm ceremony conducted by Canon Ian Ainsworth-Smith and attended by about 300 guests.

Worshippers at St Mary's Church were also told about the news in Sunday morning's service where flowers from the wedding were still decorating the interior.

Karen Rigby, of Bishops Lydeard, said: “I can honestly say they were there. I saw them as they came out of the church and later drove past us.

“I saw Kate waving and smiling in the car and Prince William was on the other side.

“When the bride and groom came out of the church there were bagpipes playing and when William and Kate appeared there were about 15 teenage girls screaming and running across the lawn. There was quite a crowd as word had got around and it was choc-a-bloc with traffic.

“There was a lot of excitement as people rushed to get a glimpse.

“Kate looked lovely.”

Joanne Sutherland, of Bishops Lydeard, added: “My mum was going to the shop in the village and she saw Kate going into the church.

“She came back and picked me up and we waited outside the church until they came out.

“The royal couple waited about outside the church for a little while and then walked across the churchyard and left in a car.

“It was really exciting and there were a lot of villagers out.

“It was nice to have them in the village and Kate looked stunning.”

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First posted: 1.05am, June 30.

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7:37am Sun 1 Jul 12

Dr Dave says...

Something to do with the well-known St John-Webster family at Ash Priors, so could possibly be true..........
Something to do with the well-known St John-Webster family at Ash Priors, so could possibly be true.......... Dr Dave
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9:30am Sun 1 Jul 12

tauntonman says...

WHO CARES
WHO CARES tauntonman
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9:30am Sun 1 Jul 12

Nonny Mouse says...

Definitely true ... saw them myself, and Pippa! All very exciting!
Definitely true ... saw them myself, and Pippa! All very exciting! Nonny Mouse
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10:24am Sun 1 Jul 12

Anonone says...

I care, and so do lots of others. Why do you bother to comment if you don't!
I wouldn't say I was 'excited' by it but certainly newsworthy. I remember the occasion when Princess Diana turned up for a friend at North Street Congregational unannounced. Shows the Royals are human
I care, and so do lots of others. Why do you bother to comment if you don't! I wouldn't say I was 'excited' by it but certainly newsworthy. I remember the occasion when Princess Diana turned up for a friend at North Street Congregational unannounced. Shows the Royals are human Anonone
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11:41am Sun 1 Jul 12

LaurenBLAF says...

Those 15 teenage girls running and screeming across the field was me and my team mates of Bishops Lydeard AFC U16 and some of our friends and family. Those 15 teenage girls are the ones who are in the picture at the top of the page!!!!
Those 15 teenage girls running and screeming across the field was me and my team mates of Bishops Lydeard AFC U16 and some of our friends and family. Those 15 teenage girls are the ones who are in the picture at the top of the page!!!! LaurenBLAF
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1:05pm Sun 1 Jul 12

J Swift says...

Anonone
Are you serious? What is the point of this 'worship' of these people.
Anonone Are you serious? What is the point of this 'worship' of these people. J Swift
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2:25pm Sun 1 Jul 12

creecher says...

Loved to have been their just to worship Pippas posterior.
Loved to have been their just to worship Pippas posterior. creecher
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5:04pm Sun 1 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Who said I worshipped them. I respect them and I am not as envious as perhaps you are. The busy Royals are not as idle as many seem to prefer to make out and their lives are on the line every day. The Aussies and all the other Commonwealth countries seem to be more adult than you
Who said I worshipped them. I respect them and I am not as envious as perhaps you are. The busy Royals are not as idle as many seem to prefer to make out and their lives are on the line every day. The Aussies and all the other Commonwealth countries seem to be more adult than you Anonone
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5:19pm Sun 1 Jul 12

J Swift says...

I am sorry you feel the need to post insults to those who disagree with your opinions. Adults dont need to be the subjects of a heriditary monarchy - we prefer to be free citizens.
I am sorry you feel the need to post insults to those who disagree with your opinions. Adults dont need to be the subjects of a heriditary monarchy - we prefer to be free citizens. J Swift
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6:10pm Sun 1 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Free citizens? On which planet do you live? 'Subjects' is a bit of a historical misnomer. We are but specks on the face of the universe and the sooner you start enjoying what you have the better.
In fact I would prefer to be an excited youngster - which I'm not - than a bitter republican. I'm not even saying I'm a Royalist but it's better the devil you know
Free citizens? On which planet do you live? 'Subjects' is a bit of a historical misnomer. We are but specks on the face of the universe and the sooner you start enjoying what you have the better. In fact I would prefer to be an excited youngster - which I'm not - than a bitter republican. I'm not even saying I'm a Royalist but it's better the devil you know Anonone
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6:13pm Sun 1 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Oh and by the way, lighten up. I think on this occasion even creecher has a more suitable comment than yours
Oh and by the way, lighten up. I think on this occasion even creecher has a more suitable comment than yours Anonone
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6:56pm Sun 1 Jul 12

J Swift says...

Bitter moi???
Republican and proud thank you. Have a good rest of the day and maybe meet you on another post!
Bitter moi??? Republican and proud thank you. Have a good rest of the day and maybe meet you on another post! J Swift
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7:01pm Sun 1 Jul 12

J Swift says...

BTW I agree with your first exclamation. I should have said
"we would prefer to be free citizens"
we arent there yet.
BTW I agree with your first exclamation. I should have said "we would prefer to be free citizens" we arent there yet. J Swift
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7:25pm Sun 1 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Soon be the 14th July and you can wheel in the guillotine.
Royalty is nearly all we have left to be proud of, and I defy you to come up with facts that they not self-supporting
Perhaps you had in mind turning the palaces over to sheltered housing or immigrant reception centres.
The immigrants, whether legal, commercial or social assistance seekers still seem to think it is worth coming here ........
Soon be the 14th July and you can wheel in the guillotine. Royalty is nearly all we have left to be proud of, and I defy you to come up with facts that they not self-supporting Perhaps you had in mind turning the palaces over to sheltered housing or immigrant reception centres. The immigrants, whether legal, commercial or social assistance seekers still seem to think it is worth coming here ........ Anonone
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7:27pm Sun 1 Jul 12

Anonone says...

....... even under our present system of hereditary subjection
....... even under our present system of hereditary subjection Anonone
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10:18pm Sun 1 Jul 12

the voice of common sense says...

It seems that forelock tuggers and serfs haven't been eradicated yet.

Wonder if the extra £236,000 charlie cost us this year paid for the clothing and security, police not social that is.
It seems that forelock tuggers and serfs haven't been eradicated yet. Wonder if the extra £236,000 charlie cost us this year paid for the clothing and security, police not social that is. the voice of common sense
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11:38pm Sun 1 Jul 12

sheldoncooper says...

the voice of common sense wrote:
It seems that forelock tuggers and serfs haven't been eradicated yet.

Wonder if the extra £236,000 charlie cost us this year paid for the clothing and security, police not social that is.
......Off with his head !!
[quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: It seems that forelock tuggers and serfs haven't been eradicated yet. Wonder if the extra £236,000 charlie cost us this year paid for the clothing and security, police not social that is.[/p][/quote]......Off with his head !! sheldoncooper
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12:16am Mon 2 Jul 12

Anonone says...

I don't have any forelocks
TTFN
I don't have any forelocks TTFN Anonone
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8:59am Mon 2 Jul 12

*Flick* says...

the voice of common sense wrote:
It seems that forelock tuggers and serfs haven't been eradicated yet. Wonder if the extra £236,000 charlie cost us this year paid for the clothing and security, police not social that is.
He actually didn't cost "us" anything - he gets millions of pounds from the Dutchie annually, and never spends all of it. There was an interesting article on it in The Daily Mail.
[quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: It seems that forelock tuggers and serfs haven't been eradicated yet. Wonder if the extra £236,000 charlie cost us this year paid for the clothing and security, police not social that is.[/p][/quote]He actually didn't cost "us" anything - he gets millions of pounds from the Dutchie annually, and never spends all of it. There was an interesting article on it in The Daily Mail. *Flick*
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9:45am Mon 2 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Hope you're right 'Flick'. Didn't think I'd enter into a long winded debate with 'the voice of common sense - not' that would convert neither party. I'd prefer we didn't just rely on the DM for our info though.
There are so many unquantifiable benefits and costs to the Royalty but I'm more than happy to keep the status quo, as long as the Royals still represent the Best of British
Hope you're right 'Flick'. Didn't think I'd enter into a long winded debate with 'the voice of common sense - not' that would convert neither party. I'd prefer we didn't just rely on the DM for our info though. There are so many unquantifiable benefits and costs to the Royalty but I'm more than happy to keep the status quo, as long as the Royals still represent the Best of British Anonone
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9:47am Mon 2 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

The wee and poo like the rest of us. They came into the world the same way and will leave the same way. They are just people at the end of day.
The wee and poo like the rest of us. They came into the world the same way and will leave the same way. They are just people at the end of day. Mi_Coc
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9:57am Mon 2 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Aye what a wise man. However where would be without the exceptional people of the current and past?
If our predecessors had your negative attitude you'd still, and I reluctantly quote, 'wee and poo' in a cave or perhaps that what you do now! A more recent result of such apathy would have had you talking German instead of Rubbish
Aye what a wise man. However where would be without the exceptional people of the current and past? If our predecessors had your negative attitude you'd still, and I reluctantly quote, 'wee and poo' in a cave or perhaps that what you do now! A more recent result of such apathy would have had you talking German instead of Rubbish Anonone
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11:11am Mon 2 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

Anonone wrote:
Aye what a wise man. However where would be without the exceptional people of the current and past? If our predecessors had your negative attitude you'd still, and I reluctantly quote, 'wee and poo' in a cave or perhaps that what you do now! A more recent result of such apathy would have had you talking German instead of Rubbish
I fail to see what is exceptional about a rich daddies girl and the third inline to the thrown.

They are necessary tourist attraction nothing else in my mind. They no longer rule the country and nor do the government by the looks of things.
[quote][p][bold]Anonone[/bold] wrote: Aye what a wise man. However where would be without the exceptional people of the current and past? If our predecessors had your negative attitude you'd still, and I reluctantly quote, 'wee and poo' in a cave or perhaps that what you do now! A more recent result of such apathy would have had you talking German instead of Rubbish[/p][/quote]I fail to see what is exceptional about a rich daddies girl and the third inline to the thrown. They are necessary tourist attraction nothing else in my mind. They no longer rule the country and nor do the government by the looks of things. Mi_Coc
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11:26am Mon 2 Jul 12

creecher says...

Much as it pains me to agree with Anonone, he or she has a point but she has not mentioned that the Royal Family bring in at least ten times more money each year than they cost.
The yanks love all the pomp and ceremony as the one they haven't got is is Royalty, yes i have to admit there are a few too many hangers on but bye and large they do a fantastic job.
Much as it pains me to agree with Anonone, he or she has a point but she has not mentioned that the Royal Family bring in at least ten times more money each year than they cost. The yanks love all the pomp and ceremony as the one they haven't got is is Royalty, yes i have to admit there are a few too many hangers on but bye and large they do a fantastic job. creecher
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11:32am Mon 2 Jul 12

*Flick* says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
Anonone wrote: Aye what a wise man. However where would be without the exceptional people of the current and past? If our predecessors had your negative attitude you'd still, and I reluctantly quote, 'wee and poo' in a cave or perhaps that what you do now! A more recent result of such apathy would have had you talking German instead of Rubbish
I fail to see what is exceptional about a rich daddies girl and the third inline to the thrown. They are necessary tourist attraction nothing else in my mind. They no longer rule the country and nor do the government by the looks of things.
I thought he was second in line?
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anonone[/bold] wrote: Aye what a wise man. However where would be without the exceptional people of the current and past? If our predecessors had your negative attitude you'd still, and I reluctantly quote, 'wee and poo' in a cave or perhaps that what you do now! A more recent result of such apathy would have had you talking German instead of Rubbish[/p][/quote]I fail to see what is exceptional about a rich daddies girl and the third inline to the thrown. They are necessary tourist attraction nothing else in my mind. They no longer rule the country and nor do the government by the looks of things.[/p][/quote]I thought he was second in line? *Flick*
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11:43am Mon 2 Jul 12

Anonone says...

One little snippet behind my anonymity is that I am a he. I didn't suggest any figures because, as I mentioned, I am not sure of any of the 'facts' that generally manipulated to prove one's argument.
"For sure", as 'Arry would say, they bring colour and pageant to what some would rather make an even more grey outlook. If you want to see excitement and happiness, despite adversity, you should have been here in Spain last night where financial woes were briefly cast aside
One little snippet behind my anonymity is that I am a he. I didn't suggest any figures because, as I mentioned, I am not sure of any of the 'facts' that generally manipulated to prove one's argument. "For sure", as 'Arry would say, they bring colour and pageant to what some would rather make an even more grey outlook. If you want to see excitement and happiness, despite adversity, you should have been here in Spain last night where financial woes were briefly cast aside Anonone
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11:58am Mon 2 Jul 12

Mike Rigby says...

Come on guys! Lighten up! It was just an exciting little interlude in the life of our village. The source of the visitors' celebrity is irrelevant. The fact is that they are popular with many and it was nice that so many got to see them and came away feeling happier. What's wrong with that?
Come on guys! Lighten up! It was just an exciting little interlude in the life of our village. The source of the visitors' celebrity is irrelevant. The fact is that they are popular with many and it was nice that so many got to see them and came away feeling happier. What's wrong with that? Mike Rigby
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3:25pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Absolutely nothing, and that's why it's so surprising - or is it - that correspondents can make it into an anti-royalty and pro-republican sneer. If they don't like it there are better vehicles for their bile
Good onya BL
Absolutely nothing, and that's why it's so surprising - or is it - that correspondents can make it into an anti-royalty and pro-republican sneer. If they don't like it there are better vehicles for their bile Good onya BL Anonone
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4:42pm Mon 2 Jul 12

J Swift says...

I am not too concerned about the cost of these people, more the principle. Bile?? Who mentioned immigrants and social security scroungers?? Not the republicans posting here but those who evidently cant contain their contempt for their fellow 'serfs' and have to extol the majesty of some unelected unnaccountable , lucky 'immigrant' family.
I am not too concerned about the cost of these people, more the principle. Bile?? Who mentioned immigrants and social security scroungers?? Not the republicans posting here but those who evidently cant contain their contempt for their fellow 'serfs' and have to extol the majesty of some unelected unnaccountable , lucky 'immigrant' family. J Swift
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7:46pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Anonone says...

I didn't mention scroungers and i now realise you are a professional agitant or is it irritant
Goodbye
I didn't mention scroungers and i now realise you are a professional agitant or is it irritant Goodbye Anonone
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10:53am Tue 3 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

Look they came here to attend a friends wedding. They are very self serving. They didnt come to do charity work or visit sick children.

Diana used to do alot more than just fly around the world going to weddings and parties. She used to give so much to charities.

I would like to see them down here doing something to serve the people of somerset.
Look they came here to attend a friends wedding. They are very self serving. They didnt come to do charity work or visit sick children. Diana used to do alot more than just fly around the world going to weddings and parties. She used to give so much to charities. I would like to see them down here doing something to serve the people of somerset. Mi_Coc
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11:17am Tue 3 Jul 12

Anonone says...

Excerpt from wiki
In February 2012, the Duke indicated that, rather than leave the service at the end of his commission in 2013, as had been expected, he would instead remain with the RAF for a further three year commission up to at least 2016, which is when the RAF Search and Rescue Force is due to be disbanded and replaced by a private contractor.

In June 2012 Prince William gained a qualification to be captain or pilot in charge of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot.
Can't comment on other members of William's family but he seems to be tied up elsewhere than doing charity work and visiting sick children - in fact doing his duty for Queen and country, putting his life at risk - nuff said?
Excerpt from wiki In February 2012, the Duke indicated that, rather than leave the service at the end of his commission in 2013, as had been expected, he would instead remain with the RAF for a further three year commission up to at least 2016, which is when the RAF Search and Rescue Force is due to be disbanded and replaced by a private contractor.[54] In June 2012 Prince William gained a qualification to be captain or pilot in charge of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot.[55] Can't comment on other members of William's family but he seems to be tied up elsewhere than doing charity work and visiting sick children - in fact doing his duty for Queen and country, putting his life at risk - nuff said? Anonone
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12:48pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

Anonone wrote:
Excerpt from wiki In February 2012, the Duke indicated that, rather than leave the service at the end of his commission in 2013, as had been expected, he would instead remain with the RAF for a further three year commission up to at least 2016, which is when the RAF Search and Rescue Force is due to be disbanded and replaced by a private contractor. In June 2012 Prince William gained a qualification to be captain or pilot in charge of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot. Can't comment on other members of William's family but he seems to be tied up elsewhere than doing charity work and visiting sick children - in fact doing his duty for Queen and country, putting his life at risk - nuff said?
Yes when it suits him, I know someone who has flown with him and he does not do the same amount of hours as the regular pilots. He does dribs and drabs when he isnt using the helicopters to fly to parties and stag does.

Yes he has risked his life for queen and country and that is admirable but he is not s regular full time member of the RAF he is a part time celebrity pilot that flys when its fits around his other engagements. He is afford all the flexibilty he needs.
[quote][p][bold]Anonone[/bold] wrote: Excerpt from wiki In February 2012, the Duke indicated that, rather than leave the service at the end of his commission in 2013, as had been expected, he would instead remain with the RAF for a further three year commission up to at least 2016, which is when the RAF Search and Rescue Force is due to be disbanded and replaced by a private contractor.[54] In June 2012 Prince William gained a qualification to be captain or pilot in charge of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot.[55] Can't comment on other members of William's family but he seems to be tied up elsewhere than doing charity work and visiting sick children - in fact doing his duty for Queen and country, putting his life at risk - nuff said?[/p][/quote]Yes when it suits him, I know someone who has flown with him and he does not do the same amount of hours as the regular pilots. He does dribs and drabs when he isnt using the helicopters to fly to parties and stag does. Yes he has risked his life for queen and country and that is admirable but he is not s regular full time member of the RAF he is a part time celebrity pilot that flys when its fits around his other engagements. He is afford all the flexibilty he needs. Mi_Coc
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8:41pm Tue 3 Jul 12

File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth says...

There was a comment on here about a party in Westonzoyland on Saturday night, with loud live music that kept most of the village awake until about 4.00am, but that comment has been removed. So it was nothing to do with this story - but what selfish inconsiderate toerag would inflict this on all their neighbours?.
There was a comment on here about a party in Westonzoyland on Saturday night, with loud live music that kept most of the village awake until about 4.00am, but that comment has been removed. So it was nothing to do with this story - but what selfish inconsiderate toerag would inflict this on all their neighbours?. File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth
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4:31pm Fri 6 Jul 12

localmcnocal says...

whine, whine, whine whine, whine. Same tired old rants from certain individuals
whine, whine, whine whine, whine. Same tired old rants from certain individuals localmcnocal
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