Wedding bells on royal day

John & Katie Bould
John & Katie Bould

AS millions of people from all over the world watch the future king of England get married today, one couple who will only have eyes for each other.

Katie Brewer, of Ossett, will be marrying her own Prince Charming in the form of John Bould.

The pair chose today as the date for their wedding a year ago – long before it was announced the royal couple would wed.

And as lavish preparations for Prince William and Kate Middleton have been scrutinised, Mr Bould and his future wife have quietly been planning their special day.

Mr Bould, 29, of Station Road, said: “It is quite amazing. Katie keeps looking at how they are doing with their plans. People still find it quite funny, but our budgets are worlds apart.

“I am looking forward to it and hope it all goes okay.”

Both William and Kate had low-key stag and hen weekends, but Mr Bould and his pals did not need to worry about paparazzi as they celebrated with drinks along Westgate. Miss Brewer headed to York.

Instead of Westminster Abbey, which holds around 2,000 guests, the Ossett couple will tie the knot at St Andrew’s Church in Netherton with 80 family and friends.

Guests, who make the most of an official bank holiday, can watch the royal wedding beforehand.

And as speculation grows over where the Royal newly-weds will spend their honeymoon, the new Mr and Mrs Bould will soon be spending a 17-night cruise in the Mediterranean.