Thursday 27 April 2017

Pippa Middleton is determined to keep all eyes on her with 'no ring, no bring' rule for guests

Pippa Middleton attends day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 04, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton attends day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 04, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Best man Prince Harry and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011
Pippa Middleton's engagement ring. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
Pippa Middleton attends the BGC Annual Global Charity Day at Canary Wharf on September 12, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton
Pippa Middleton attends day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 08, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 09: Spencer Matthews attends the European Premiere of "Entourage" at Vue West End on June 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton with sister Kate at the royal wedding in 2011
Pippa and Kate Middleton at Wimbledon
Vogue Williams, left, and Spencer Matthews, right
Caitlin McBride

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Pippa Middleton is determined to keep all eyes on her for her upcoming wedding day.

Kate Middleton's socialite sister will wed hedge fund manager James Matthews in May and in order to keep numbers down and prying eyes away, she's enforcing a "no ring, no bring" rule for guests - which means you can only bring a guest if you're married or engaged.

According to the Daily Mail, the former party planner (33) wants to keep the day as low-key as possible, which means Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle mightn't get the nod on the guestlist.

Harry and his actress girlfriend were centre stage at his best friend Tom "Skippy" Inskip's wedding last weekend in Jamaica and with suggestions the Duchess of Cambridge mightn't be in the bridal party for the same upstaging reasons, it sounds like the bride-to-be is taking every measure to ensure a smooth ceremony.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

It's also reported that she is concerned for Harry, whom she has befriended over the years after first meeting in the run-up to William and Kate's 2011 wedding, as the public interest in his relationship has been "stressful", particularly at his pal's wedding.

"She saw how all eyes were on Meghan rather than Lara last week. The situation was also stressful for Harry. Pippa and her mother Carole wonder whether Meghan’s presence could cause a great deal of unnecessary chaos," an insider told the newspaper.

The rule also means reality tv star Spencer Matthews, her fiancé's younger brother, won't be bringing a date to one of the most anticipated celebrity weddings of the year, whether it's his rumoured love interests Vogue Williams or Lydia Bright.

Pippa will walk down the aisle on May 20th, 2017 at her family church, reports Us Weekly.

Best man Prince Harry and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011
Best man Prince Harry and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton on the balcony at Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011

It is believed that the pair will tie the knot at St Mark's church in Berkshire, England and will have the reception at the Middleton family home nearby.

She will reportedly have her nephew Prince George (three) as a page boy, while her niece Princess Charlotte (two) will be a flower girl.

The happy couple announced their engagement in July, confirming rumours with a statement: "Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year."

The pair were together for less than a year after enjoying a brief relationship in 2012 before becoming engaged.

Pippa Middleton attends day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 08, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton attends day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 08, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Pippa was propelled into the spotlight when she was bridesmaid in a figure-hugging Alexander McQueen dress at the royal wedding in 2011, and she will no doubt make a statement on her wedding day, with high-end designer Giles Deacon rumoured to be making her dress.

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