All eyes were on the royals, especially three-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte, at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews this weekend. And while those at the extravagant event reported that the children were well-behaved throughout the ceremony, Prince George, who served as a page boy for his Aunt Pippa’s big day, appeared to have been scolded by his mother, Kate Middleton, after the ceremony.
According to People, Prince George was spotted sobbing for a brief moment after the Duchess of Cambridge gave him a swift talking-to just outside St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, where the royal affair was held. Photos and videos show Prince George pouting, possibly embarrassed by the scolding, but back in a cheerful mood within seconds as he, the Duchess, and Princess Charlotte got into a car and left the venue. Photos show the future King smiling and waving to onlookers, the little episode of just moments before already seemingly forgotten.
Reports suggest that Kate Middleton might have had a strong word with the little prince after he walked on or played with Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress. Video clips also seem to show Prince George grabbing his sister’s basket as the two royal toddlers waited for their ride outside the church.
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For their aunt’s wedding, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined six other children serving as page boys and bridesmaids. The children were dressed in outfits by Pepa & Company, a boutique designer clothing company for children.
George donned an ivory double-breasted silk shirt with a Peter Pan collar. This was paired with pale olive silk knickerbockers and a matching cummerbund.
Charlotte, meanwhile, wore an ivory-colored silk dress with a pink sash, a frilled collar, and a net petticoat. She also wore matching opaque tights, beige leather shoes, and a flower crown.
Just as Pippa Middleton did during her sister’s wedding to Prince William in 2011, Kate Middleton served as a chaperone to the little page boys and bridesmaids for her younger sister’s wedding to James Matthews on Saturday. Before and after the ceremony, the Duchess was photographed guiding the children into and out the church and reminding them to be quiet.
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A guest at Pippa Middleton’s wedding told E! News that Princess Charlotte “began to cry at one point and [the kids’ nanny] comforted her.”
The source also said that the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthew was filled with an “immense sense of joy” and that it was “a beautiful, traditional ceremony.”
“Pippa and James both looked a little nervous but they were smiling at each other the entire ceremony.”
“They were positively beaming,” the guest said.
“They read their vows with absolute sincerity and, as expected, Pippa read more modern vows, not promising to ‘obey’ her husband. That’s quite normal these days.”
According to those who were at the wedding, Duchess Kate read a prayer and Matthews read “Love is an Adventure” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The groom’s brother and best man, Spencer Matthews, read an excerpt from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
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The choir of Winchester Cathedral sang Christian hymns, including “Tell Out, My Soul, The Greatness of Thy Lord,” “Be Thou My Vision,” “Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken,” and “I Vow Thee to My Country.” Reverend Nick Wynne-Jones, who led the ceremony, is said to have done “a fantastic job.”
“His sense of calm really brought a peaceful stillness to the church. You could hear birds chirping outside. It was beautiful.”
Following the ceremony, the wedding party moved to a champagne reception at the private estate on which St. Mark’s is located. Later, the guests attended the wedding reception at the bride’s parents’ home in Bucklebury, about six miles away.
The Telegraph reports that Pippa Middleton and James Matthews will spend their honeymoon on the tiny south Pacific island of Tetiaroa, which was once owned by the late Marlon Brando.
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