Monday 11 December 2017

Fresh from her honeymoon, Pippa flies in for best pal's wedding in west Cork

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on their wedding day Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on their wedding day Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

Fresh from their month-long honeymoon around the world, Pippa Middleton and her new husband, James Matthews, have landed up on these shores for her best friend's wedding.

The couple are staying at the Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff, Co Cork, along with a dozen friends who have travelled over for the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad (33) and her long-term partner Oliver Jenkinson.

Camilla Campion-Awwad, who is marrying in west Cork today
Camilla Campion-Awwad, who is marrying in west Cork today

The low-key wedding will take place today at Bantry House, a 17th-century stately home in West Cork.

Camilla met Pippa while they were both studying English Literature at Edinburgh University and is known to be a regular visitor to the Middletons' home in Berkshire.

She now works in investor relations at Investcorp in the City in London.

She is the daughter of a Jordanian plastic surgeon Awwad Awwad and his Irish wife, a consultant practice nurse, Constance Campion-Awwad - who run a plastic surgery practice together in London.

Camilla and Oliver last year led a fundraising campaign for the British Heart Foundation in memory of their friend Miles Frost, who passed away suddenly.The couple quipped that if they beat their target, they would "complete the 54-mile journey on a tandem bike..and in fancy dress; which could be permanently damaging to both our relationship and self-esteem."

Pippa and James made their first public appearance after their wedding at another fundraising party for the Miles Frost Fund in London on Wednesday.

Irish Independent

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