This morning, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton married hedge-fund manager, James Matthews in a beautiful ceremony at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire.
As Aunt to the future King, Pippa had the advantage of three-year-old Prince George as a page boy and his sister, two-year-old Princess Charlotte as a bridesmaid.
Local resident, Elizabeth Mary Reeves, whose children were married in the same church told the BBC how Miss Middleton looked “absolutely beautiful”.
Adding: “(Prince) George was waving, (Princess) Charlotte was waving and Kate stopped next to them.
“I just love it. I think it’s so good for the village, so good for the country, and it just gives it a happy mood and we need a happy mood.”
The Duchess of Cambridge, who did not have an official role in the wedding, was photographed positioning Miss Middleton’s train. She was also on hand to help escort the children into the church, even reminding them to “shhh” before the ceremony started.
The bridesmaids were Princess Charlotte, Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, and Avia Horner.
The page boys were Prince George, Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, and William Ward.
The children look every bit the part in custom Pepa & C outfits with baby’s breath flower crowns and heart-shaped wreaths for the girls.
Kensington Palace confirmed the roles that Prince George and Princess Charlotte would be playing in April, saying: “Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are pleased to confirm their wedding will take place at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, on the morning of 20th May.
“The service will be attended by close family and friends, including The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
“Prince George will be a page boy, and Princess Charlotte will be a bridesmaid.”
Many have suspected that Prince Harry would be bringing his girlfriend, Meghan Markle to the wedding but she was nowhere to be seen. It is more likely that to not upstage the bride, she stayed away from the ceremony and will make a quite appearance at the reception to wish the happy couple all the best.