Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has finally become engaged to her on-and-off boyfriend James Matthews. Although it is clear the two are meant to be and that Matthews has the financial stability to foot the bill for the extravagant occasion and keep Pippa living in luxury for their days together, there already seems to be controversy swirling around the upcoming nuptials.
A big congratulations to Pippa Middleton and James Matthews! Wishing them all the happiness in the world ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6i6VOT7AgH
— Kate (@Katiemidleton) July 19, 2016
Pippa and James only became engaged a week ago, and rumors are already flying that the big day may be difficult and disastrous. Celeb Dirty Laundry recalls that Kate and Prince William’s wedding was the talk of London for months following the big day and that Pippa is likely already feeling the pressure to impress with her own ceremony.
The publication shares additional reasons the younger Middleton sister may be setting herself up for an exhausting day.
“[T]here’s a good chance that Pippa Middleton’s wedding might turn into a royal disaster. This is mostly because as of Pippa Middleton’s party planner career. Many people are expecting her to organize the details of her own wedding while also getting ready for her big day.”
An interviewed party planner spoke with the gossip site and shared why Pippa may end up in over her head while trying to plan and dazzle in the spotlight on her big day.
“Most party planners like to do their own events. It’s only natural. If you have any confidence in yourself, it would be bizarre not to. Pippa may have a full-time assistant involved to handle the logistics in the run up to the big day, but she’ll be the one calling up chefs for auditions and picking the linen.”
Additionally, although Pippa is not royalty herself, she still is an extension of the royal family and therefore anyone she marries should definitely be approved by Queen Elizabeth. Rumors are reportedly swirling that Kate Middleton is not sure that the Queen is accepting of the recent union between Pippa and James and worries how it may affect her own relationship with the monarch.
Speculation is rampant that Pippa might end up cracking under the pressure while attempting to live up to Duchess Kate’s luxurious walk down the aisle and attempting to be at her best for the likely-to-be very public event. Additional talk has been sparked that the fitness enthusiast will probably not request her sister to be her maid of honor or to even be in the bridal party.
Even though Pippa’s claim to royal fame was when she acted as Kate’s maid of honor during the royal wedding, which was viewed by millions, reports are rampant that Kate will not return the favor for fear of stealing the spotlight from her younger sister on her big day. However, it’s likely that Kate’s little ones, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will play a role in the event.
— Wedding magazine (@Weddingmagazine) July 22, 2016
Royal etiquette expert Judy Wade recently shared about the “tricky” situation Pippa is in regards to Kate’s role in the wedding. People shares her words.
“It’s a tricky situation for Pippa. She would want her sister by her side, as who else would she trust to make things go well? But if your sister is a future Queen, she is going to upstage the bride and draw attention. Kate would want to be in the background as much as possible.”
As noted, if Prince George and Princess Charlotte play roles in the nuptials, Kate would likely prefer to keep and eye on them. Duchess Kate would no doubt be understanding of Pippa’s reasons should she not include her in the wedding party.
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