Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa Middleton, has set the date for a May wedding to her multimillionaire hedge-fund fiancé James Matthews by sending out “save the date” cards.
And while her sister Kate won’t be a bridesmaid, it seems likely that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be in the wedding.
Pippa, 33, sprang to fame after she wore a figure-hugging dress as a bridesmaid at her sister’s nuptials.
However, reports that Kate is not going to be acting as bridesmaid for Pippa’s wedding, purportedly because Pippa wants to make sure Kate does not “get her own back” on her scene-stealing role at the royal wedding by hogging the spotlight, should be taken with a pinch of salt.
While Kate surely would not wish to upstage her sister on her big day, the real reason Kate won’t be a bridesmaid at Pippa’s wedding to her 41-year-old city whiz-kid boyfriend is because British tradition dictates that bridesmaids should always be unmarried as well as younger than the bride.
Despite having the option to get married in some of the world’s most remarkable locations—Matthew’s parents own the super-luxury Eden Roc hotel chain, which has properties on St. Barths in the Caribbean and in the South of France to name a few—Pippa will be tying the knot in a village church in the English countryside.
Ever a stickler for tradition, Pippa has sent out save the date cards for May 20, 2017, stating that the ceremony will take place at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire—seven miles from her parents’ house, where the reception will be held.
The Duchess of Cambridge will likely serve as a reader at the ceremony.