|Prince William and Kate Middleton|
It is thought that guests knocking back pints of ale was considered rather unseemly for such a regal affair attended by royals and heads of state from around the world.
Rather Prince Harry, who is often spotted enjoying rugby matches or nights on the town with a pint, will have to make do with the champagne and canapes being offered to the other 600 guests.
A source told the Daily Mirror: 'Let's face it, it isn't really an appropriate drink to be serving in the Queen's presence at such an occasion.
'And while the younger royals enjoy a pint from time to time, neither Kate nor William is a big beer drinker so they decided to leave it off the menu.
|Prince Harry looks a little bleary-eyed at the World Darts Championship in Alexandra Palace earlier this year|
Neither bride nor groom will be drinking on their wedding day as they want to make the most of it.
It is well-known that Miss Middleton has never particularly enjoyed drinking - preferring to sip one small glass of wine.
However her soon to be brother-in-law Harry is known for his partying.
Just a few weeks ago he was spotted stumbling out of controversial London burlesque club The Box looking a little worse for wear.
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