Sunday 19 August 2018

Royal baby: Will Kate Middleton still attend Meghan and Harry’s wedding?

Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London
Meghan Markle (left) and the Duchess of Cambridge during the first Royal Foundation Forum in central London
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving at the hospital to meet their baby brother. Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
US actress and fiancee of Britain's Prince Harry Meghan Markle (2R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) curtsey flanked by Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2L), and Britain's Prince Harry (2R) who bow as they see off Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaving after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNISADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle attend the first annual Royal Foundation Forum held at Aviva in London, February 28, 2018 . REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at West Ham UnitedÕs London Stadium, as they attend the graduation ceremony for more than 150 Coach Core apprentices
Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive for a visit to the White Garden in Kensington Palace, London, and to meet with representatives from charities supported by Diana, the Princess of Wales. Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry in a still from the video. Photo: PA
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: (L-R) Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the 2018 Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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It's been a busy year for the British royals and we're not even halfway through yet.

Between the arrival of a third royal baby and Prince Harry's May wedding to Meghan Markle (not to mention poor Princess Eugenie's rarely mentioned October nuptials), Kensington Palace is a buzz with activity. Kate Middleton usually gets six months off for maternity leave and won't be pictured during that time as she adjusts to life with another baby in the house, except this time around, she will play a leading role in the biggest wedding of the year less than four weeks after giving birth. So, will Kate actually make it to Meghan and Harry's wedding?

All signs point to yes. Although she will be taking a backseat at the upcoming wedding, similar to how she chose not to have a part in her younger sister Pippa Middleton's wedding last year, she won't be stealing the spotlight from the bride and groom on their big day. She will, however, be sitting front row at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.

After 17 years with Prince William, Kate and Harry have a friendship all their own and Prince George and Princess Charlotte are said to be reprising their parts as pageboy and flowergirl on the big day.

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry leave St Mary Magdalene's church after the Royal Family's Christmas Day service on the Sandringham estate in eastern England, Britain, December 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

However, it's unlikely that the youngest Cambridge will be in attendance for obvious reasons.

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony
Kate Middleton and Prince Harry on the Buckingham Palace balcony

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