May 20 Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Kate, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, was married in a small English country church on Saturday surrounded by royals and celebrities.
The event had been at risk of being overshadowed by the most high-profile appearance yet of Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle. But the US actress failed to appear before cameras.
Three-year-old Prince George, third in line to the throne after grandfather Charles and father William, took a starring role with his younger sister as attendants to the bride.
Pippa Middleton, 33, who married financier James Matthews, wore an elegant white lace gown with a cut-out in the back and a full long skirt. She arrived in a open-top car accompanied by her father, smiling broadly and waving to crowds gathered near St. Mark’s church in Englefield, about 50 miles west of London.
Matthews sported a three-piece morning suit with a pale waistcoat and tails.
Prince William walked up to the church accompanied by younger brother Harry. Celebrity guests included 18-times grand slam tennis champion Roger Federer and the fashion editor of British Vogue magazine.
Pippa Middleton took the spotlight by surprise when she acted as maid of honor at the 2011 wedding of her sister to William.
In July 2016, Middleton engaged to James Matthews, a former professional racing driver, now hedge fund manager and the eldest son and heir of David Matthews, the Laird of Glen Affric. It was reported that following her fiancé’s inheritance of his father’s lairdship, Middleton will be accorded the courtesy title of Lady Glenaffric.
Pippa Middleton was born in 6 September 1983 at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is the second of three children born to Michael Middleton, a former British Airways flight dispatcher, and Carole Middleton (née Goldsmith), a former flight attendant. She was christened at St Andrew’s Bradfield, Berkshire.