By Josh Duboff. Photos: Getty Images.
Pippa Middleton’s wedding is creeping up—she will marry “millionaire banker” James Matthews next month—and the preparations, it would seem, are in full swing. The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed stopping by her younger sister’s home in West London on Thursday, appearing, per the Daily Mail, “keen to slip under the radar.” Kate tried the ole’ “I’m going to hold my phone up in front of my face and hope you can’t tell it’s me” maneuver as she walked out of the residence and into the car.
There was a flurry of wedding-related activity Chez Pippa on Thursday as Carole Middleton—Pippa’s mother—and milliner Stephen Jones were seen at the house shortly before Kate stopped by. Additionally, James’s younger brother, Spencer Matthews, was “spotted near the couple’s home” in a decidedly non-royal look of ripped jeans, and a sleeveless jacket over a T-shirt. Spencer is very well positioned to become the “breakout star” of Pippa’s wedding, as he has reality television show experience (appearing on Made in Chelsea) and has recently “gone public” with his relationship with a model named Vogue Williams. It’s not clear, per the Daily Mail, as to whether he will be best man at the ceremony, as he missed James’s bachelor party.
Not much is known about the details of Pippa’s wedding, even about a month out from the event. And, most distressingly, we don’t yet know whether Kate will be serving as a bridesmaid or maid of honor (and what will Prince George and Princess Charlotte be tasked with!?).
Last week, Kate and William grabbed dinner with Pippa and James, as well as James’s parents and Spencer. (Carole and Michael Middleton were not at this dinner, though they are said to “approve of their daughter’s choice.”) News also recently surfaced that Kate and Pippa traveled to France last month for Pippa’s bachelorette party, the same weekend William partied with friends at Verbier (where he was, as we all vividly recall, filmed dancing in the club).
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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