Duchess nervous as young royals play leading role
Watching a small child totter down the aisle as bridesmaid or pageboy is a proud moment for any parent. It is also fraught with nerves over what exactly they might do during their moment in the spotlight.
Spare a thought, then, for the Duchess of Cambridge, who has confided she is a little nervous about how Prince George, 3, and his 2- year- old sister Princess Charlotte may behave during their star turn in Pippa Middleton’s wedding.
The Duchess, who appeared at the first garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace, told a visitor she was “really looking forward” to the wedding, but warned “you never know” quite what children their age might do. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are to take the roles of pageboy and bridesmaid at the wedding of their aunt, Pippa Middleton, to James Matthews.
They will walk with her at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, with the Duke and Duchess and grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton watching on proudly.
The Duchess spoke to Andrew Bates and his wife Janet.
They were among 8000 guests at the Buckingham Palace garden party attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the wider royal family.
After discussing the MiddletonMatthews wedding with the Duchess, Andrew Bates, 55, from Coventry said: “She said that they were all really looking forward to her sister’s wedding at the weekend but she was a bit worried about how her children might behave.
“She said she was hopeful that they would be good but you never know at that age.”
Bates was invited to the garden party in recognition of 28 years of work looking after the sound for the Queen’s speech and other major royal events.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be pageboy and bridesmaid.