Father John Corbyn from Wickford, Essex, told the BBC that many young people in the parish grew up with her.
Grace Millane, 22, was last seen known to have entered an Auckland city hotel with a male "person of interest" last Saturday.
Grace, 22, was last seen on CCTV footage at 9.41pm last Saturday, on the eve of her 22nd birthday outside Queen Street's City Life Hotel with a male "person of interest".
The TV presenter said his experience with the woman who's now Duchess of Sussex was "not great".
This underlines the depth of opposition among MPs to her deal on leaving the European Union.
Philippe is also expected to announce other measures aimed at easing tensions, just three weeks after insisting that the government would not change course.