Prince George served as a pageboy at his aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding on May 20. The 3-year-old was joined by his sister, Princess Charlotte, 2, who was a bridesmaid, and a few other children, all of whom made up the bridal party. In the U.K., the young girls participating in a wedding are considered “bridesmaids” rather than flower girls, and the young boys are referred to as “pageboys” rather than ring bearers.
The children were all “very well behaved” during the ceremony, according to the report. It seems as though George’s spot of mischief may have just been that of a curious toddler. If he was able to sit still and behave in church, he may have just been a bit rambunctious once he got outside.
Although Duchess Kate wasn’t Pippa Middleton’s official matron of honor, she did help out at the ceremony quite a bit. Not only was the Duchess of Cambridge seen caring for all of the children in the wedding party, but she also assisted Pippa with her dress, making sure everything looked perfect before she walked down the aisle to exchange vows with Matthews.
When it came to the bridal party, Pippa and James kept things very intimate. While Pippa had her sister, Kate, to help out, James relied on his brother, Spencer Matthews, to be his best man. Judging by Prince William’s attire (he wore a baby blue vest and a red necktie similar to the groom), it’s quite possible that he was a groomsman.
The other members of the bridal party consisted of four girls — Princess Charlotte, Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, and Avia Horner (the bridesmaids) — and four boys — Prince George, Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, and William Ward (the pageboys).
“[The girls] wore custom-made cream dresses with puffed sleeves and dusty pink sashes and pink Mary Janes by Spanish retailer Pepa & Co, as well as white flower crowns…[The boys] wore custom-made long-sleeve buttoned white shirt with gold silk breeches and white tights, also by Pepa & Co,” E! News reports.
The children all looked darling as they surrounded the bride and groom outside of the church.
After the ceremony, Pippa and her new husband, James Matthews, walked out of St. Mark’s church behind the group of children. At one point, however, Pippa’s sister, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had a stern talk with her son, and he began to cry.
According to People Magazine, George found his way behind the bride and groom and began playing with his aunt’s wedding dress. His mom quickly walked over and had a talk with her son, perhaps telling him to behave. Although George got upset after getting spoken to by his mother, he didn’t have a complete meltdown.
“Photos showed Prince George pouting, seemingly embarrassed by the situation, but he perked up again soon after,” reports People Magazine.
Mr. and Mrs. James Matthews had their wedding reception at Pippa’s parents’ house in Bucklebury. According to the Daily Mail, the Middleton’s installed a glass marquee to house the “hundreds” of wedding guests. The report states that everyone had a wonderful time, dancing the night away until the wee hours of the next morning.
“Pippa and James spared no expense when it came to their lavish wedding reception, and guests ate £40,000 [$52,000] Russian caviar, supped magnums of expensive Champagne and some even enjoyed a game of ping-pong with seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer,” reported the Daily Mail.
The wedding was indeed lavish, as expected. There have been reports that Pippa and James’ wedding cost nearly $1 million from start to finish. The newlyweds are reportedly honeymooning on the small island of Tetiaroa in the south Pacific, according to the Mirror.
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