Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa became an instant celebrity and fashion icon during the Kate-Will wedding when people raved over her beauty and beautiful dress.
Now, Pippa will soon have a wedding of her own, and like a true big sis, Kate is pitching in whenever and wherever possible.
On Thursday, Kate visited Pippa at her new West London home she shares with fiancée James Matthews, a financier. Pippa’s mum Carole Middleton was there earlier in the day with milliner Stephen Jones to no doubt plan out all the stylish hats everyone will wear at the wedding. The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, also had dinner recently with Pippa, James and James’ parents, David Matthews and Jane Parker and brother Spencer Matthews.
Pippa, 33, will marry Matthews on Saturday May 20 at St. Marks’ Church in Englefield, Berkshire in a very traditional English springtime wedding. The Middletons will host the wedding reception at their family home in Bucklebury, a town that has gotten used to having Kate and Will and their children pop into shops and pubs just like any normal townsfolk would.
The girls have already had the bachelorette ski party (called hen weekend in England) in Meribel, France.
The party sounded like a lot of fun—ski chalet, chef-prepared meals, and maids galore. Apparently the owners wanted to impress the royal guests and bestowed lavish gifts on the wedding party, including UGG slippers and Swatch watches.
While Pippa served as maid of honor in Kate’s wedding, it is unsure whether Kate will be matron of honor in her sister’s wedding. Kate is rumored to be wary of taking the spotlight away from her sister, so she may not serve in that role. She is sure however to play an important role as the sisters are very close. Some believe that Kate may do one of the readings since she is so used to public speaking. And Kate’s children, George and Charlotte, will likely serve as ring bearer and flower girl, to be sure.
The wedding is slated as THE social event of the spring. A famous PR agent, Jo Milloy, has been hired to help run the big day, and with clients like Victoria Beckham, Milloy is probably very equipped for this job. And speaking of Beckham, there are rumors that she is the famous designer of Pippa’s dress. Only time will tell when the big reveal happens on May 20.