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Pippa Middleton wedding: Royals arrive for the Royal ceremony


It was the most anticipated wedding dress unveiling since the Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle in 2011.

Special guests including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews.

Pippa stunned the onlookers as she arrived at St Mark’s Church in Berkshire, for her nuptials to millionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews, in a stunning bespoke lace gown by British designer Giles Deacon, reports The Urbancult.

Duchess of Cambridge with her sister, Pippa Middleton.

The 33-year-old social media personality and author stepped out of a vintage car in the striking figure-hugging floor-length dress. It featured a demure high-neck, capped sleeves and a heart-shaped cut-out detailing at the back.

The bride arrived with her father in a 1951 Jaguar Mk V car

The church is only a few miles from the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.

There was a very strict security in place, with villagers being asked to carry ID. Furthermore, they were asked not to speak to the press. The bride received an electrifying cheer from around 100 royal fans as she arrived.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a blush pink dress by Alexander McQueen – the designer she chose for her own wedding gown

Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, and Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were among the eminent guests.

Heavy downpour that started just minutes after the beginning of the service ended soon. Wedding bells rang out just before 12.30 BST. The new husband and wife walked hand in hand along the church path.

Princes William and Harry were among the invited guests

A champagne reception was being held at nearby Englefield House.

Miss Middleton wore a bespoke Giles Deacon dress, said to be designed to create the impression of being seamless. David Emanuel,  Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer said the gown was “simple and pretty”.

“I predicted it would be soft and pretty and very English, which it is,” he said.

Princess Eugenie attended the ceremony with her partner Jack Brooksbank

Pippa Middleton’s nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were page-boy and flower girl.

Actress Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s girlfriend, who is currently in the UK was not seen among the guests at the church.

The BBC’s Adele Tobe in Englefield

The Bride was driven to St Mark’s Church by her father in a vintage 1951 Jaguar car. They shared a few words and then walked up to the church door to be greeted by the very excited bridesmaids and page boys, including Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Tennis legend, Roger Federer were among the notable names.

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were among the guests

Less than an hour later, the pair left the church as husband and wife.

They posed for photographs before leading their guests to Englefield House for a reception.

The best man was reality TV star Spencer Matthews, the groom’s 28-year-old younger brother.

James Middleton, brother of the bride, accompanied his mother Carole Middleton as they arrived at church

The cost of Pippa’s diamond engagement ring is nearly £250,000 – 10 times the budget for the average wedding day.

“(Prince) George was waving, (Princess) Charlotte was waving while their mother, Kate stooped next to them.

The Duchess of Cambridge stood with her daughter, Princess Charlotte, and the other bridesmaids and page boys as she waited for her sister to arrive

After the ceremony, guests will celebrate the marriage in a large glass marquee, erected on the Middleton family’s property.

Among the members of the public who gathered in the village was Meryl Elizabeth Evans, from south Wales.

“It’s a nice atmosphere, everybody’s extremely friendly, it’s just a nice country feel to it,” she said.

“We’ve met people from around the world, and the camera crews are from everywhere”.

It is definitely the wedding of the year, isn’t it?



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