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Sun 19th November, 2017
 

George & Charlotte looked adorable at Pippa’s wedding; plus guests Harry, Eugenie & Roger Federer!

The nuptials of Pippa Middleton took place in Berkshire today, with her nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte playing starring roles in the wedding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were there, of course, joined by Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie – and even Roger Federer!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with her children Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte at the wedding of her sister, Pippa Middleton to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church. Picture by i-Images / Pool

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, with Princess Charlotte as bridesmaid at Pippa Middleton – now Mathews – wedding.
Picture by i-Images / Pool

The press were gathered in their droves for the ‘private’ event, but the draw of Royal guests couldn’t keep them away; it was suspected a small number of media photographers would be allowed to wait, but numbers swelled.

Arriving at St Mark’s Church shortly after 11.30am in a vintage car, Pippa wore a lace gown by Giles Deacon, with capped sleeves, a high neckline but a heart-shaped cut out to the back. Her father, walked her into the church to meet fiance James Matthews.

Pippa Middleton arrives at the church for her wedding, as her sister The Duchess of Cambridge and niece Princess Charlotte wait to greet her I-images

Her veil was a bespoke pearl-embroidered piece from Stephen Jones, and she wore a small custom hair piece (in the design of Maidenhead fern) by Robinson Pellham, the same who made The Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding earrings.

Pippa’s bouquet was made of peonies, sweet peas, astilbe, freesias, green bell and alchemilla mollis.

George and Charlotte wore a colour scheme of cream and olive and cream and pink with the other children supporting the wedding: Countess Phillippa hoyos, Lily French, Avia Horner, and Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, and William Ward. Their outfits came from Pepa & Co, bespoke pieces.

Catherine, the bride’s sister, arrived in peach, with Prince William and Harry coming later as ‘normal’ guests. It was suspected Meghan Markle, Harry’s belle, would be in attendance at the service, but she was not spotted; she will be at the reception later, taking place in the Middleton’s back garden, in a large glass marquee.

Although she wasn’t given an official ‘role’ in Pippa’s big day, the Duchess was clearly acting as a maid of honour, arranging her sister’s dress before she went into the church, and organising the page boys and bridesmaids/flower girls.

Guests came from across high society, including TV anchor Tom Bradby, tennis ace Roger Federer. Some have suggested it is a Scottish themed do, with a number of guests arriving in loud tartan.

At the reception, there is expected to be a fly past of a Spitfire.

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<p>Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. </p> <p>Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.</p>

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