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Here comes Pippa: Britain's almost-royal wedding on the way

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Freda Brock | 19 May, 2017, 23:46

Prince Harry is on the guest list.

Kate Middleton (L) waves as she arrives with her sister, the maid of honor Pippa Middleton at the West Door of Westminster Abbey in London for her wedding to Britain's Prince William, April 29, 2011.

Pippa has her heart set on a luxury wedding with all the bells and whistles. Pippa Middleton's wedding will be conducted by Rev Nick Wynne-Jones.

James Matthews manages Hedge Fund and is the chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, but more than him his brother Spencer Matthews is famous. Safely, or sadly, his new flame, Irish model and reality TV star Vogue Williams, hasn't made the cut. However, the dating session did not last long at that time. They are slated to get married at the same chapel.

It's been described as the society event of the year - and brand experts believe the build up to the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews has already been a huge boost to the couple's public profile.

The ceremony will take place at St Mark's Church on the private Englefield estate, with the reception being held in the grounds of Pippa's parents' home on the outskirts of the village of Bucklebury.

Philippa Charlotte Middleton was born on September 6, 1983, the middle child of Carole and Michael Middleton, self-made millionaires thanks to their online mail-order business Party Pieces, which sells party paraphernalia.

There have been apps calculating the eye-watering sum that her big day is set to cost, a lot of speculation over whether or not Prince Harry's girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has made the guest list, and if Pippa will be happy about the fact that these uninvited guests are allowed to turn up without her permission.

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After chatting to the Duchess on Tuesday, Andrew Bates said: "She said that they were all really looking forward to her sister's wedding at the weekend, but she was a bit anxious about how her children might behave".

Pippa has, by all accounts, been intimately involved in every aspect of the menu and has chosen all the food herself, with some inspiration from her book of tips about entertaining, Celebration.

How much are they spending and what is the theme?

According to the Daily Mail, the menu will include haggis canapes, Scottish lamb and whisky while there will also be a piper and a Spitfire flypast.

In other news, an "anonymous Russian donor" is said to be providing 17 pounds of beluga caviar, so #normal.

The details of Middleton's wedding dress have not been revealed, although British designer Giles Deacon is the favorite.

The handmade gown, said an insider, is "very simple, elegant". He is expected to be the best man. It may not be a Duchess title like her sister but she's hardly done too badly.

Three-year-old Prince George will be page boy, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte will be a flower girl.

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