The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been lying low since the end of their Diamond Jubilee tour, when topless photos of Kate Middleton were published in a French magazine, and it seems not even a pal's nuptials could tempt them out for the day.
Mary Bucknell, who attended the same brownie group as Kate Middleton, married Royal Marines Captain Simon Cox in a small ceremony at a village church on Saturday.
Kate's mother Carole Middleton and sister Pippa Middleton were both in attendance, with Pippa stepping out in a navy lace dress by Dannii Minogue's dress label Project D.
But despite onlookers turning up to catch a glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the royal couple were nowhere to be seen.
‘We were expecting Kate and William to turn up, especially after Simon and Mary were invited to their wedding,' one onlooker told the Daily Mail.
‘But I had a word with the bride’s mother and she said Kate couldn’t make it, although Michael, Carole and Pippa were there.’
The royal couple have gone to ground since returning home from their Diamond Jubilee tour, after Kate Middleton topless photos were published in French Closer.
The couple have already taken legal action against the title, but two more magazine's have since followed suit.
Last week it was revealed the photographer who took the offending photos was British, but it's not yet known whether William and Kate will peruse legal action against him.
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