Pippa Middleton and her fiance James Matthews just got married. The wedding has been a topic of conversation in nearly every single media outlet, and it’s not because Pippa looked outlandishly beautiful in her dress.
People can’t seem to stop talking about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attendance (or lack thereof) at the nuptials. The duo has their fair share of haters and lovers alike. One thing is certain: they are a major topic of interest in the public’s eye, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
The couple reportedly did not attend Pippa’s and Jame’s wedding together, but according to a source, they both attended the extravagant wedding reception. Read more about it below.
The royal affair took place at the Middleton estate in Bucklebury, which is owned by Pippa’s parents.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s appearance together at the reception is the first official public appearance they have made alongside Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance at the wedding as well. Prince George was the page boy while Princess Charlotte was, of course, the flower girl.
Markle reportedly arrived in London a few days before the wedding and was reportedly immediately taken to Kensington Palace.
Hopefuls were disappointed to find out that Meghan Markle did not attend the actual wedding ceremony after photographs were released showing Prince Harry arriving at the wedding without a date.
That’s not to say that Markle was snubbed from attending the ceremony, though.
It is a commonly understood royal protocol that royal family members do not upstage any proceedings, so we can understand why Markle and Prince Harry decided that Markle should not attend the wedding.
“Right now Harry and Meghan are leaning towards not wanting to attract extra attention, especially on a day that’s not about them,” a source confirmed in an interview with E!
Although Markle did not attend the wedding, she and Prince Harry were photographed driving into the reception together, which means that Prince Harry drove all the way from the wedding to London to pick up his girlfriend. That’s a round trip of about 3 hours, folks!
That’s not to say that Prince Harry almost got away with not being seen with Markle.
One photo snapped by the paparazzi caught the two lovebirds driving up to the event. Harry was at the wheel with Markle in the passenger’s seat.
Sources that attended the reception also confirmed that Markle was there with Prince Harry.
Prince Harry’s 100-mile journey to pick up his girlfriend and drive her to the reception has been making headlines all over the world.
We have to give kudos to Markle for her decision not to attend the wedding. You never want to upstage the bride or steal the show on her wedding day!
The couple is said to have arrived in time to watch a Spitfire MK V fly above the Middleton home in Berkshire. The wedding ceremony itself is said to have been an intimate one, with a spectacular airshow arranged to entertain the guests.
Insiders close to the royal family state that an engagement between Markle and Prince Harry is imminent. Can you imagine what a field day the press will have when that happens?