Kate Middleton will not be a bridesmaid when her sister Pippa gets married – but not for the reason you think.

Why Kate Middleton WON’T be bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding
KATE Middleton will not be a bridesmaid when her sister Pippa gets married – but not for the reason you think.

The royal wedding of the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge captivated the world in 2011.

Pippa Middleton Jewelry
Pippa Middleton Jewelry

But as Kate, 35, walked down the aisle, an unexpected guest stole the limelight – her sister Pippa Middleton.

The 33-year-old, who served as the maid of honour, arguably upstaged Kate with her white figure-hugging dress.

Now Pippa is getting married to partner James Matthews, many assumed Kate would be given the opportunity to return the favour.

But there’s one problem.

Pippa and James got engaged last summer Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Pippa and James got engaged last summer Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Traditionally brides choose unmarried family members as their maids, chief bridesmaid or maid of honour.

Because Kate has been in wedlock for five years, she is not eligible to be picked for the role, according to custom.

Therefore, Kate will not feature as bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding.

Instead, it is likely Kate will be appointed her matron of honour – a role for which she does qualify.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews will say I do at St Mark's Church Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews will say I do at St Mark’s Church Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will also feature as a page boy and flower girl.

Speaking to People, royal author Judy Wade said: “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.

Pippa will marry James Matthews, a 41-year-old banking tycoon, on May 20 at her local church.

Around 150 guests will attend, including many celebrities and royal family members.

We can't wait to see the royal siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte act as pageboy and flower girl at the wedding of their aunt, Pippa Middleton. But before the pair's big role in the ceremony, which will take place on 20 May, we are taking a look back at their dad Prince William and uncle Prince Harry's own experiences as pageboys. Click through to see the adorable snaps of the young Princes wedding looks. Photo: © Getty Images
We can’t wait to see the royal siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte act as pageboy and flower girl at the wedding of their aunt, Pippa Middleton. But before the pair’s big role in the ceremony, which will take place on 20 May, we are taking a look back at their dad Prince William and uncle Prince Harry’s own experiences as pageboys. Click through to see the adorable snaps of the young Princes wedding looks. Photo: © Getty Images
Pippa wears green knitted twinset to watch Andy Murray play at Queen's tennis club Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Pippa wears green knitted twinset to watch Andy Murray play at Queen’s tennis club Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Yesterday a royal insider revealed Kate wants to “carve her own path” in the footsteps of Prince Philip.

Source: dailystar co uk

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