Ever since the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was announced, Kensington Palace has been drip-feeding us further information about the couple’s big day. While we don’t yet know the exact date, we do know that it will take place in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, that Meghan will be baptized into the Church of England ahead of the religious ceremony, and that the nuptials will be televised around the world, just like Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 2011 nuptials.
Now, we can add another nugget of detail to our hoard — the palace has confirmed that Harry’s nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will take part in the ceremony in some way, leading us to assume that the third and fourth in line to the throne will reprise the page boy and bridesmaid roles that they so charmingly performed at their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews in May 2017.
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"The wedding will be a family event. You can expect the family to be involved," a palace spokesperson told the Sunday Times, explaining that the youngsters have met their future aunt "many times" — a fact which is hardly surprising given the close proximity of the Cambridge’s Kensington Palace apartment to Harry’s residence at Nottingham Cottage. So, expect George and Charlotte to steal the show once more!
While the Duke of Cambridge is expected to be best man for his younger brother, it’s highly unlikely that his wife will have a role in Meghan’s bridal party. As royal expert Marlene Koenig told Town & Country, "the Duchess of Cambridge barely knows Meghan." She added, "For another, she is the future queen consort when William becomes king after his father, and would unlikely be an attending person to another royal bride." It’s also worth noting that Kate didn’t even take on maid (or, as a married woman, matron) of honor duties for her sister Pippa’s wedding, instead supporting the bride in a low-key, unofficial role.
As for the rest of the wedding party? We can only guess, but there’s certainly a likelihood that Mia Tindall and Savannah and Isla Phillips — the respective daughters of Harry’s first cousins Zara Phillips and Peter Phillips — might join George and Charlotte. We can't wait for the wedding!
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This post was written by Katie Rosseinsky. It originally appeared on our sister site, Grazia Daily.