Pippa Middleton’s wedding is one of the most popular events discussed on social media at the moment. While there is increasing curiosity about various details of the time, date, and her dress, here are some major pieces of information regarding the big ceremony.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton‘s younger sister is getting married to fiancé James Matthews on Saturday, May 20. The wedding ceremony will be held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire. The ceremony will start at 11:30 a.m., with 130 exclusive guests present at the 12th century church. It is only six miles from Bucklebury, where Pippa grew up with her sister Kate and brother James.
St Mark’s is owned by Conservative MP Richard Benyon’s family since the 17th century. The Englefield Estate, where the church is sighted on, is undergoing a complete revamp for the past week. Pippa Middleton’s wedding will be conducted by Rev Nick Wynne-Jones.
The 33-year-old English socialite will get married to Matthews, who is 41. Here are a few things about the Chelsea-based hedge fund manager, whom the Middleton sister is getting married to. He is the co-founder and chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group. Thanks to the Mayfair-based company, Matthews is a self-made multi-millionaire. However, his resume does not stop right there.
James Matthews is also an ultra-marathon runner, who was also a racing driver in his youth. He took part in Formula 3 competitions, but he later took up a career in finance. Pippa’s fiancé dated her briefly in 2012. However, the dating session did not last long at that time. Middleton and Matthews remained friends even after the dating did not work. During this time, Pippa dated stockbroker Nico Jackson for three years. When she broke up with Jackson in 2015, Matthews made his entry to Pippa’s life once again.
Kate Middleton is sure to attend sister Pippa’s wedding. She is expected to be accompanied by her husband Prince William. Prince Harry is expected to come with his girlfriend Meghan Markle. The 35-year-old Suits actress has been invited to the ceremony. This will be Harry and Meghan’s most high-profile outing together so far, The Telegraph reported. Meghan’s inclusion to the guest list happens to be an exception, as Pippa’s original decision was to invite married couples only. However, Markle has been invited even though she is neither married not engaged to Harry.
Pippa Middleton and her husband will go to her parents’ Bucklebury home after the wedding. The reception will be held over there. The Middleton house consists of an 18-acre garden. Carole and Michael Middleton bought the house in 2012. The garden now has a massive glass marquee, which has been shipped from Belgium for the wedding reception. The property now has a number of luxury toilets as well.
Reality TV personality Spencer Matthews, the brother of the groom, is going to be the best man at his brother’s wedding. The 27-year-old British socialite will have to attend the ceremony without his girlfriend Vogue Williams, as the 31-year-old model is not included in the guest list for the ceremony. Spencer’s infamous privilege to fame happened when he claimed that he had slept with more than 1,000 women. He was a part of reality TV shows, such as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Made in Chelsea.
Kate Middleton’s daughter Princess Charlotte, two, will be Pippa’s bridesmaid in the ceremony. Kate’s son Prince George, three, will also play a major role in the ceremony as the page boy. Kate has previously talked about her worries about how the kids would behave during the ceremony. She is apparently unsure if they will behave well.
“You never know at that age.”
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