When and where is Pippa Middleton’s wedding?
Pippa and James will marry on Saturday, May 20 in front of friends and family at St Mark’s Church in Englefield.
The bride will reportedly arrive in a horse-drawn carriage similar to the one her sister Kate had for her wedding.
After the ceremony, there will be champagne and canapés at Englefield House, reports say.
The wedding party will then move on to Pippa’s parent’s home in Bucklebury, Berkshire for the evening reception.
Carole and Michael Middleton have erected a giant glass marquee on the grounds of their £4.7 million mansion which is large enough to fit around 300 guests.
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The Duchess of Cambridge will be there on the day to watch her younger sister’s nuptials, but will not appear in the bridal party.
Although Pippa served as Kate’s maid of honour, tradition dictates that the Duchess can not return the favour as a married woman.
Kate is also reportedly aware that she could draw focus from her sister were she to act as bridesmaid.
The Duchess’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, however will walk down the aisle ahead of her Aunt Pippa. Prince George is set to serve as page boy.
Prince William and Prince Harry will also attend, with Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle set to join them for the evening reception.
Meghan was seen jetting into London ahead of the wedding and was immediately taken to Kensington Palace.
Pippa has reportedly set a “no ring, no bring” rule which means that only married couples can attend, however it is thought that she has bent this rule for Harry and Meghan.
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Michael Middleton will walk Pippa down the aisle as his wife Carole watches from the front rows.
Younger brother James will also attend and could possibly act as one of James’s ushers.
It is unknown whether James will be accompanied by on-off girlfriend Donna Air.
Carole’s brother Gary Goldsmith is set to attend and earlier this week shared a picture of himself trying on a new suit.
In 2009 Gary was filmed by an undercover reporter allegedly “cutting” cocaine while speaking about his royal connections.
Despite the scandal, he was invited to the royal wedding in 2012.
James has picked his younger brother, Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews as his best man, however his girlfriend Vogue Williams could fall foul to the “no ring, no bring” rule.
His parents David and Jane Matthews, who own the five-star Eden Rock hotel in St Barths, will also attend.
Close friends of Pippa’s who are likely to attend include Camilla Campion-Awwad – a teacher who she met at Edinburgh University, and George Percy – with whom she shared a flat while studying and reportedly once dated.
Alice St John Webster and Gerald Alvenel are also likely to be on the guest list after Pippa, Kate and William attended their wedding in 2012.
Kate and Pippa also attended Sam and Annabel Waley-Cohen’s wedding in 2012, while the entire Middleton clan turned out for Thierry and Patrick Heathcoat-Amory’s big day in 2012 – with Michael giving Thierry away in the absence of her late father.
Source : EXPRESS