"We'd be delighted," said Pru Shepheard, doing her daily shopping at the village store where Middleton is a frequent customer, occasionally accompanied by William. "It would be madness for them not to get married.
"Kate's one of us – she doesn't put on airs and graces, and she's such a lovely girl. Everyone who meets her, likes her."
"It seems like it's in the cards now," said Roland Stoate, who recently took over Yattendon Garage, where the rare vintage Jaguars on sale reflect the affluence of the village, a charming spot crisscrossed by bridle paths that is favored by successful businessmen, stockbrokers and gentlemen farmers.
As things stand, William and Middleton are free to enjoy a certain amount of privacy in and around Yattendon, where supportive residents not only refuse to tell television crews how to find Middleton's house in nearby Bucklebury but ring up her mother to warn her when camera crews are lurking.
LOVE it! The beautiful couple, the size the style and the colour of the car, the joy in the faces of the young people, their youth, the love and pleasure of those around them. May their life be an eternal Spring of pastels and sugar.