Washington D.C., Dec. 5 : In honour of Kate Middleton’s 2011 royal wedding to Prince William, the villagers from Bucklebury have build a gate at village’s entrance.
Hand-crafted by local artist Marnie Moyle, the oak posts bear simple plaques that read, “Welcome through one of the historic gates of Bucklebury” and “To commemorate the wedding of Catherine and William XXIX. IV. MMXI.”, the People magazine reports.
At the gate’s top sits intricate acorn carvings, a historic symbol of Bucklebury that also features on Kate’s family crest.
In a statement, Willie Hartley Russell, the owner of the Bucklebury Estate, said the gateposts which are environmentally sensitive, fit into the surrounding landscape, being the entrance to one of the oldest avenues in England.
The posts have received a mixed response from the locals.
One of the local said, “They had only been up five minutes and the village was in total uproar.”
While other said, “They are really lovely. Those people who are opposing them need to get a life!”
The gate stands at the entrance to an oak-lined roadway known as ‘The Avenue’, which runs directly past the former family home of Kate. (ANI)