Pippa Middleton arrives at church to marry James Matthews

Cheryl Sanders
May 20, 2017

But Matthews's girlfriend, reality TV star Vogue Williams, will not be attending due to a "prior engagement", her spokesman said, adding she "wishes Pippa and James all the best on their special day".

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, right, stands with her son Prince George as she looks across at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews after their wedding.

Meghan Markle is attending Pippa Middleton's wedding as Prince Harry's date.

Middleton made headlines around the world in a figure-hugging bridesmaid's dress at William and Kate's wedding in 2011.

"(Prince) George was waving, (Princess) Charlotte was waving and Kate stooped next to them.


No official photos have been released of Markle entering St. Mark's, and we don't yet know if she was present for the ceremony as Prince Harry arrived with his brother Prince William.

Among the guests are Princes William and Harry who arrived side-by-side in nearly matching suits.

The ceremony is taking place at St Mark's Church in Englefield, a quiet village in the Berkshire countryside west of London, near the Middleton family home.

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were among about 300 guests seen arriving at the lavish affair. They seemed relaxed as they strolled into the church.

Best man, the groom's brother and former Made in Chelsea star, Spencer Matthews, was pictured saluting guests outside of the church clad in a black overcoat, blue waistcoat and orange tie with a matching pocket handkerchief.


You see, Meghan being at Pippa's big day would've distracted from it being, well, Pippa's big day, and that's not OK with the royals!

The first royal to arrive at the venue was Princess Eugenie, who opted for a navy dress and a simple cream headpiece.

The bride's parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, had an elaborate glass marquee built on the grounds of their estate for the reception.

The heavy downpour that started minutes after the beginning of the service ended a few moments before the church doors opened.

Wedding bells rang out just before 12.30pm, with supporters peering through the trees and hoping to document the exit of the bride and groom on their phones.


Middleton led the bridal party down the aisle at Westminster Abbey holding the hands of the two youngest bridesmaids, Lady Grace van Cutsem and Lady Eliza Lopes, both then 3. At the Queen's garden party earlier this week, Kate told one guest that she was "a bit worried" about how they would behave at the ceremony.

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