Pippa Middleton’s wedding date has reportedly been revealed.
According to HELLO! magazine, Pippa Middleton will marry her fiancé James Matthews on Saturday 20 May 2017. The ceremony will take place at St Marks’ Church, with a reception being held at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.
James and Pippa confirmed their engagement in July of this year with an official statement to the Press Association, reading: ‘Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year.’
Pippa and James pictured together in July 2016
Since the announcement, more and more rumours about the big day have begun to emerge.
It is thought that designer Giles Deacon will be making Pippa’s wedding dress, as he was spotted carrying garment bags into the London home she shares with James, whilst Chelsea florist Lavender Green will provide the flowers, with most speculation predicting spring blooms like daffodils.
And that’s not all – there are set to be some very exciting additions to the bridal party, as Pippa’s nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are tipped to act as pageboy and flower girl, respectively.
Pippa was a bridesmaid at Kate and William’s wedding five years ago
Pippa is said to have wanted a more intimate family wedding than that of her sister Kate’s in 2011, which took place at Westminster Abbey in front of an audience of millions around the globe.
It is unlikely that Kate will act as bridesmaid for the couple, as reports suggest that the Duchess is anxious not to ‘upstage’ Pippa as she walks down the aisle.
‘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?’ royal author Judy Wade told PEOPLE magazine.
‘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.’