MORE than 300 high society guests are expected to join the celebrations when Pippa Middleton marries her multi-millionaire beau James Matthews this weekend.

But there is one branch of the Middleton clan- a fish and chip shop owning family from County Durham- that will not be attending the ceremony or lavish party.

Peter Beedle, owner of Beedle’s Chippy, in Bishop Auckland, is related to Pippa and older sister the Duchess of Cambridge through his 84-year-old mother.

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She is a cousin of their grandmother Dorothy Harrison, which makes him a second cousin.

Pippa, 33, will wed the banking tycoon, 41, at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, in front of around 100 friends and relatives tomorrow before a reception with 300 plus guests.

Despite Mr Beedle receiving no invitation, the 54-year-old is getting in on the celebrations in his own way by serving up specials Kate’s Kod and Pippa’s Mushy Peas on the big day.

The dad-of-two, married to Karen, 53, said: “Unfortunately we have not been invited to the wedding.

“But that does not bother me at all. I wouldn’t be able to get there anyway.

“It’s a very happy time for Pippa, and I wish them all the very best, and a

Lot of happiness.

“At the end of the day they are our family, and we are very happy for them.

“There’s a lot of banter in the shop about us being related to royals. It is a definite talking point.”

Mr Beedle’s family only learnt of the connection through the press when Kate married Prince William in 2011.