On May 20, 2017, be five years back, Pippa Middleton married James Matthews. A sublime wedding where Meghan Markle was not invited, but for what reasons?
Meghan Markle absent from Pippa Middleton’s wedding. The younger sister of Kate Middleton said “yes” to James Matthews on May 20, 2017, at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield of Berkshire. Five years ago already! To attend the most beautiful day of her life, Pippa Middleton invited the people who are most dear to her. Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton, Roger Federer and his wife Mirka were on her guest list. But as the gorgeous bride made her way down the aisle on the arm of her father, one person was missing from the audience.
But why was Meghan Markle snubbed at Pippa Middleton’s wedding? The Duchess of Sussex did not attend the ceremony so as not to “overshadow” the event, notes Marie Claire. In other words, Meghan Markle wanted to avoid being the center of attention. And the Middleton family did not want any additional “crude” articles comparing Pippa and Meghan to each other. A decision made when the former Suits actress was in a relationship for five months with Prince Harry. By not inviting Meghan Markle, there was no risk of a media hype. Prince Harry therefore attended the ceremony alone.
Meghan Markle discreet: The couple’s ploy
At that time, when they were just starting to hang out, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tried not to draw too much attention to themselves. As a source tells E!News, “Harry and Meghan tend not to want to draw more attention, especially on a day that isn’t about them.” Meghan Markle was not entirely uninvited from the wedding. At the end of the ceremony, Prince Charming left to pick up his other half. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Prince Harry drove an hour and a half to London to pick her up, then another hour and a half to Pippa Middleton’s estate for the reception. That’s three hours spent driving for Meghan Markle to be his plus-one! Once there, the royal couple snuck in a back way to avoid the paparazzi. Pippa Middleton must have appreciated Meghan Markle’s efforts to make herself small.
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