Princes’ William and Harry are about to jet off to the States for the wedding of their good friend Guy Pelly this weekend. Pelly has been a tabloid name for a while and obviously has friends in high places, but what do we know about the British nightclub manager?

Guy PellyGuy Pelly is marrying Lizzy Wilson on Saturday

Unsurprisingly Pelly has a true blue aristocratic background. His grandmother Monica, was a member of the Tate & Lyle sugar dynasty, while his mother, Lady Carolyn Herbert, was a former girlfriend of Prince Andrew, as well as a close friend of Princess Diana. Pelly has known the two princes for around 20 years, having met through their involvement in the Beautfort Hunt. Despite their long standing friendship, Pelly has often been pegged by the press as a bad ‘influence’ on the Princes, especially Harry. He has often been reported as the one who “introduced Harry to cannabis” and he was also by Harry’s side when he dressed in a Nazi uniform for a costume party.

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Despite the controversies, Guy was still the one called upon to arrange William’s stag do before his marriage to Kate Middleton in 2011. He also attended their wedding, although Kate who is in Australia, will not be attending his. Last year Pelly found himself the subject of press scrutiny again when he was pulled over on suspicion of drink driving. Pelly denies the charges and his trail is still ongoing. When he’s not partying with the Princes, Pelly is actually a successful businessman, he was a partner in London’s Mahiki club and has since gone on to manage swanky spots such as Public, Whisky Mist and Tonteria in the capital.

Guy pellyPelly is a long standing friend of William and Harry

On Saturday Pelly will be marrying American Lizzy Wilson in Memphis, Tennessee. The bash is a three day celebration which begins with drinks on Friday and includes a trip to Graceland where the Princes can pay their respect to another King. Memphis native Lizzy is a 31 year old arts graduate who has been dating Pelly long distance since early 2013. The couple were reported to be engaged late last year. William and Harry will undoubtedly be the guests of honour at the nuptials which looks set to be a fun filled bash. Maybe now Guy has settled down he’ll no longer be referred to as the royal ‘bad influence’. Then again, Harry is newly single.

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