Pippa Middleton has caused quite a stir since she became engaged to her long-time boyfriend, James Matthews. The sister to Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has got the rumor mill churning, and the tales revolve around the beauty’s upcoming nuptials. This is mainly the case due to the issue as to what role Kate Middleton may play on the big day. Will she return the favor and act as maid of honor to her sister the way Pippa did for her back in 2011? Experts say this is unlikely.
Reasons for this include the fact that Kate may inadvertently steal the attention away from the bride on her big day if she is visible during the ceremony. Author and expert about the royals, Judy Wade, weighed in on the issue, as People shares,
“Kate would upstage her sister. 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.”
However, now it seems as though the Queen is putting her foot down in regards to Kate’s role in the wedding and has reportedly banned the Duchess from even attending her sister’s wedding due to other reasons. Queen Elizabeth is said to not be a fan of the antics often put on by James Matthews reality star brother, Spencer Matthews and is concerned about his communication with the tabloids. Spencer is often very free when talking to the media and there is a worry that he will bring drama and trouble, as well as a bad reputation to the royals. The monarch is reportedly, therefore, putting pressure on Middleton to bow out of her duties on Pippa’s big day as a sign of loyalty to her royal position.
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International Business Times shares the details on the subject.
“..the reason behind the Queen’s ban is Spencer Matthews, the brother of Pippa’s fiancé James Matthews. Spencer is a reality and model had earlier posed in public wearing nothing but nude underwear to promote a new website for the London Fashion Week. His actions have raised some eyebrows from the royal family who avoids embarrassment as much as possible. It is also reported that Kate Middleton was heartbroken when she learned that she cannot attend her sister’s wedding, since her sister expects her to be there when she gets married.”
However, if this all seems a little far-fetched, that is probably because it is, according to the celebrity gossip policing site, Gossip Cop, who have successfully debunked the rumor regarding Kate being banned from Pippa’s nuptials. The site reports that there is absolutely no ban that has been set by Queen Elizabeth II and that all will go forward between the sisters. There is still no word as to Kate’s role, yet her little ones, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, may reportedly act as ring bearer and flower girl during the much-anticipated ceremony.
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Pippa and James announced their engagement on July 17 and have since not relayed any details about their plans. This is not a surprise seeing as the two generally keep to themselves. However, Pippa did recently give an interview to the Daily Mail ahead of the launch of her second book, Heartfelt. During the interview, Pippa shared that she has become used to the media circus but that James is still adjusting. The beauty also shared about her frustrations in regards to being considered a “sociallite” and “party girl” who is said to not work for herself. Pippa Middleton insists those terms couldn’t be further from the truth. but that she has grown a thick skin about it all.
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