Happy Gravesend couple name the same day as Prince William and Kate Middleton

PUBLISHED: 08:49 02 December 2010

Hannah Sutch and David Martin will share their big day with the royal couple

Hannah Sutch and David Martin will share their big day with the royal couple


When engineer David Martin proposed to his beloved Hannah Sutch, little did he know the whole nation would be celebrating love on their big day.

The happy couple, from Osney Way, Chalk, have discovered that as they walk down the aisle, on April 29 next year, their actions will be mirrored by newly engaged royals Prince William and Kate Middleton.

“It’s a cheek isn’t it,?” joked Miss Sutch, 26. “They stole our idea.”

The pair, who have been engaged since Mr Martin proposed at her 25th birthday in August last year, plan to wed at Chilston Park Hotel in Maidstone.

Mr Martin, 31, added: “We’ve waited a while so we could save up and had our eye set on Chilston. April 29 was one of the few dates available as it books up so quickly. We thought we would be unusual being on a Friday so I couldn’t believe it when we saw they had chosen the same date.

“Still it will be a date everyone will remember now - so it should help me remember anniversaries.”

The day has now been declared a public bank holiday by Prime Minister David Cameron and the advantage of having a day off is a mixed blessing the pair admit.

Miss Sutch, a care assistant who works with autistic children, added: “We anticipated some people can’t be able to get time off when we invited them. Now everyone could turn up and there won’t be room.”

The unroyal couple met three years ago and hit it off straight away and have a six month old daughter Imogen.

“It will be very special and now the whole country will be celebrating with us so it has to be a good thing,” said Mr Martin.

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be married at Westminster Abbey in London.

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