EDWARD and Sophie are not attending Prince George’s christening because they stole canapés at his parents’ wedding.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex were caught by the Kate Middleton’s mother packing vol-au-vents into Tupperware containers at the reception.
The couple, who have a net worth of several million, are also suspected of making off with wedding gifts from Tonga, the Republic of Ireland and TV presenter Ben Fogle.
A palace source said: “It’s not like they were just taking the ordinary vol-au-vents. They particularly targeted the swan ones.
“Theyve said if theyre not invited they wont get George a present. Well, if the present was going to be of the same calibre as the £35 Homebase voucher they got for the wedding, he can probably do without it.”
The ban is apparently not the only edict issued in advance of the christening.
Bar staff have been warned to water down the Malibu if they dont want Beatrice and Eugenie dancing on tables, and the Middleton family have been repeatedly told that proper posh dos dont have pyramids of Ferrero Rocher.