Kate Middleton’s sister snubbed Meghan Markle from wedding over mum’s sad concern


Meghan Markle was originally invited to the wedding of Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa exactly five years ago today but her fledgling romance with Prince Harry saw her miss out on the ceremony

Video Loading

Video Unavailable

Pippa Middleton arrives at church for wedding in 2017

When planning a wedding, deciding who or who not to invite can be a tough decision – just ask the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa.

Five years ago today she tied the knot with husband James Matthews in a stunning ceremony, where Prince George was a pageboy and Princess Charlotte a bridesmaid.

It was a given that Kate would be at her sister’s wedding alongside her husband Prince William and their children.

But when it came to inviting Prince Harry and this then new-girlfriend Meghan Markle, it posed a potential problem.

Their relationship, which they’d successfully managed to keep a secret for five months, was now in the headlines and royal fans were desperate to see the new couple together.







Pippa with her husband James Matthews on their wedding day five years ago
(

Image:

GettyImages)

In the book Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claim that Meghan had planned to attend the ceremony.

She had even bought a new outfit and a hat – but the decision was made that she should not attend the nuptials.

The authors claim that Pippa and her mum Carole were concerned that Meghan’s presence may “overshadow the main event”.







Harry and Meghan did not attend Pippa’s wedding ceremony together
(

Image:

GettyImages)

Love the royals? Sign up for the Mirror’s daily newsletter to get all the latest news on the Queen, Charles, Kate, Wills, Meghan, Harry and the rest of The Firm. Click here to sign up.

They also added that a headline ran on the morning of the wedding, which compared Pippa and Meghan’s bottoms, which was the final straw.

The book says: “Harry and Meghan agreed that she couldn’t possibly turn up at the church, only fifty meters away from a specially arranged media pen, after such a crass cover story.

“If they worried about their arrival might create a media circus despite taking every precaution, now they had no doubt that it would.







Kate with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at sister Pippa’s wedding
(

Image:

GettyImages)







Harry turned up to the wedding ceremony with Prince William – not Meghan
(

Image:

GettyImages)

“Meghan’s church outfit and Philip Treacy hat would have to be worn another time.”

Instead, Harry dropped Meghan off at another wedding guest’s Airbnb and then drove to the church alone.

During this time, Meghan got ready for the reception and waited for Harry to return so they could have lunch together before they drove back to the Middleton’s house for the evening celebrations.

But when they got there, Meghan didn’t get to spend the evening with Harry by her side as she imagined.

Scobie and Durand write: “Sitting together in the custom glass marquee that has been erected on the eighteen-acre property should have been a fun night for the couple, but, per Pippa’s request, no couples sat together.”

Just under a year later, Pippa and husband James, along with Carole, Michael and James Middleton all attended Meghan and Harry’s big day at Windsor Castle.

Now married for five years, Pippa and James have two children, a three-year-old son called Arthur and a one-year-old daughter called Grace.

Read More

Read More




www.mirror.co.uk

See also  Elections in Chile: The removal of PiƱera for the 'Pandora Papers' dies in the Chilean Senate | International

Related Posts

George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.