Pippa Middleton's wedding: What can guests expect?

Pippa Middleton's wedding: What can guests expect?

It is the big day for Pippa Middleton and her fiance James Matthews, whose nuptials have fuelled impatient guesses over wedding dresses, guests and menus.

Miss Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, got engaged last year to financier Mr Matthews.

The pair tie the knot this morning at St Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, in a private ceremony.

But with two future kings going, it has hardly escaped the glare of the showbiz press - so what can guests expect?

It will be a royal and star-studded affair, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on the guest list.

Miss Middleton, 33, was maid of honour when her sister married Prince William in 2011.

The bride's nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will be page boy and flower girl.

Pippa Middleton's wedding: What can guests expect?

Actress Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's girlfriend, is also reportedly in the UK to attend the bash.

The best man is reality TV star Spencer Matthews, the groom's 28-year-old younger brother.

In the absence of a full guest list, newspapers have put forward their own estimates for how many will attend the wedding, with figures ranging from 130 to 350.

Pippa Middleton's wedding: What can guests expect?

Miss Middleton's diamond engagement ring cost a reported ?250,000 - nearly 10 times the budget for the average wedding day.

However, details of the couple's wedding bands have been kept under wraps.

The Duchess of Cambridge's wedding ring was made from Welsh gold, according to a royal tradition dating back to 1923, when Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, better known as The Queen Mother, married the future George VI.

Pippa Middleton's wedding: What can guests expect?

Guests will celebrate the wedding in a large glass marquee, which cost an estimated ?100,000 and has been erected on the Middleton family estate a few miles from the church.

Miss Middleton, who has written a cookbook, has selected a menu including one of her own lamb recipes.



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