Rumors swirled last week when Kate Middleton skipped the wedding of Prince William's friends Bear Maclean and Daisy Dickson — but now we know the real reason why the royal was missing from the lavish affair!
Though previous reports stated Kate, 33, was a last minute no-show at the nuptials, People has learned the Duchess of Cambridge was actually never expected to attend the wedding.
Pippa at William and Kate's 2011 wedding. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Kate's husband, William, also 33, instead opted to bring his wife's younger sister, Pippa Middleton, 31, as his date to the high society event this past weekend.
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Bear and Daisy's wedding is just the latest in a series of nuptials Kate — who welcomed her second child, daughter Princess Charlotte in May — has chosen to politely decline an invite to. In fact, her last appearance at a marriage ceremony was in 2013 for the "I Dos" of one of William's close pals, Mark Tomlinson.
William and Kate at Mark Tomlinson's wedding in March 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
According to People, Prince George's mom prefers to skip these events because she doesn't enjoy being the center of attention. "[Will and Kate don't] like the idea of upstaging the bride and groom — they [want weddings] to be about the couple getting married and not themselves," veteran royals photographer Mark Stewart told the magazine.
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