High society: Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

Pippa Middleton's wedding was a attractive 'gun show'

High society: Pippa Middleton marries at almost-royal event

Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, was married in a small English country church on Saturday surrounded by royals and celebrities but those hoping for a dash of Hollywood were left in the cold.

She arrived in a vintage Jaguar to enter the church on the arm of her father.

Later on, Kate ushered the children to the rear of the church to make their entrance before the ceremony and was seen shooshing them. Church bells rang as the couple emerged after their vows.

It was widely reported that Prince Harry, 33, drove a 100 mile round-trip to London to collect Meghan, but in fact she was waiting in a private suite at Englefield House ready to join the evening's festivities.

"Pippa was very heavily involved in the organisation of the big day", a source told The Sun, "and they've decided on two very different honeymoon breaks - first to a stunning island out in French Polynesia but then to Scotland because it's a special place for both of them". She wore an elegant bespoke Giles Deacon dress with a Stephen Jones veil, a Maidenhair Fern tiara, and Manolo Blahnik ivory satin shoes.

Everything about Pippa Middleton's wedding to financier James Matthews was straight from a fairy tale - including the extravagant flower displays.

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"You can't do better than that", she said.

High profile guests soon followed, including the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry, reality star Spencer Matthews and tennis legend Roger Federer.

Kate, so often the center of attention as she performs her royal duties or poses for the cover of Vogue, gracefully ceded the spotlight to her younger sister.

LONDON (AP) - Privacy-hungry Prince Harry was nearly able to bring his American girlfriend to Pippa Middleton's private wedding reception without being photographed.

Prince Harry also attended the wedding breakfast alone, before the couple arrived at the Middleton family home shortly after 7pm.

The duchess, along with her children, are among the bridal party as bridesmaids and page boys. That sparked completely unfounded rumors that she was dating Prince Harry.

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