Monday 26 February 2018

Down-to-earth Pippa tucks into a Tayto sandwich after pal's wedding in Cork

Pippa Middleton taking a stroll with husband James Matthews through the village of Glengarriff for her friend Camilla Campion-Awwad's wedding. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Pippa Middleton taking a stroll with husband James Matthews through the village of Glengarriff for her friend Camilla Campion-Awwad's wedding. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Pippa Middleton taking a stroll with husband James Matthews through the village of Glengarriff. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Pippa Middleton taking a stroll through the village of Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad will take place. PIc Steve Humphreys 1st July 2017
Pippa Middleton taking a stroll through the village of Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad will take place. PIc Steve Humphreys 1st July 2017
Pippa Middleton at her friend's wedding in Cork
Pippa Middleton with husband James Matthews and another guest at the Sacred Heart Chuch in Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad took place. PIc Steve Humphreys 1st July 2017
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews on their wedding day Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Pippa Middleton with husband James Matthews at the Sacred Heart Chuch in Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad took place. PIc Steve Humphreys 1st July 2017
Pippa Middleton taking a stroll with husband James Matthews through the village of Glengarriff. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

London's high society descended on west Cork over the weekend as Pippa Middleton's best friend got married in Glengarriff.

But despite her lofty royal connections, Kate Middleton's sister proved she was a down-to-earth character at heart as she tucked into Tayto crisp sandwiches after a long day of celebrations.

She and new husband James Matthews jetted into west Cork to spend two nights at the Eccles hotel to see college friend Camilla Campion-Awwad marrying Oliver Jenkinson. The socialite looked stunning in a teal dress by British designer Alice Archer and was also pictured strolling around Glengarriff with her husband before the wedding.

According to hotel manager Aileen Hanley, the newlyweds couldn't have been any nicer.

Pippa Middleton with husband James Matthews at the Sacred Heart Chuch in Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad took place.
PIc Steve Humphreys
1st July 2017
Pippa Middleton with husband James Matthews at the Sacred Heart Chuch in Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad took place. PIc Steve Humphreys 1st July 2017

"We were very blessed to have them down to visit us, it was absolutely fantastic," she said.

Unlike some traditional Irish weddings, the guests were very well behaved and arrived back to the hotel shortly after midnight.

"What we did was lay on buses to come back from the wedding venue and they started coming back from midnight and they had traditional Tayto sandwiches waiting for them when we got back, with cups of tea. They all loved it. So they had them and went off to bed. It wasn't late at all," Ms Hanley said.

There was "huge excitement", she said, in west Cork over the weekend as the bride's family were well known in the area.

Pippa Middleton taking a stroll through the village of Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad will take place.
PIc Steve Humphreys
1st July 2017
Pippa Middleton taking a stroll through the village of Glengarriff where the wedding of Camilla Campion-Awwad will take place. PIc Steve Humphreys 1st July 2017

Her Irish mum Constance is married to London-based plastic surgeon Awwad Awwad and they have a holiday home in Glengarriff.

Irish Independent

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