Everything You Need to Know About Pippa Middleton's May 20 Wedding
We’ve been experiencing serious royal wedding withdrawals since Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, tied the knot in 2011. But in three short days Pippa Middleton and fiancé James Matthews will indulge our commoner’s delight with their May 20 wedding celebration. Break out the ridiculously fancy hats and let the official countdown begin! Here’s everything you need to know about Pippa’s May 20 wedding.
Forty-year-old Matthews is a hedge fund manager and chief executive of London's Eden Rock Capital Management Group. As a longtime acquaintance of the Middleton clan, he strategically pursued Pippa
The couple will tie the knot on Saturday, May 20. Duh.
The wedding will take place at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, which is just minutes from the Middleton’s family home in Bucklebury, where the reception will be held.
Matthews popped the question in July 2016 with a white-gold, Asscher-cut stunner, reportedly weighing over three carats! Robinson Pelham, who designed Kate’s wedding day earrings, is rumored to have designed Pippa's engagement ring.
The Bachelorette Party
To mark her last days as a single woman, Pippa, Kate and the bride’s closest friends opted for a sporty, low-key weekend at an exclusive ski lodge in Méribel, France.
The Guest List
Approximately 150 guests are expected to attend, including royal siblings Kate Middleton and Prince William, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (who found her way around Pippa’s no ring, no bring rule).
The Bridal Party
Here’s the scoop: Matthews’s brother Spencer, who starred in Made in Chelsea, will be the best man. And of course, Princess Charlotte will fulfill her role as bridesmaid and Prince George as page boy.
While the designer of the dress is still a mystery, rumors point to Britain’s Giles Deacon, who was seen visiting Pippa and her mother, Carole, with an extra large garment bag in December 2016.