The date, the dress and the guestlist: Inside Pippa Middleton's 'traditional' wedding
Details of Pippa Middleton's whirlwind wedding have emerged and it's shaping up to be one to remember.
The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister will wed hedge fund manager James Matthews (29) next May in a surprisingly low-key ceremony near the Middleton family home in Bucklebury.
Pippa (33), a columnist with Waitrose magazine, will exchange vows on May 20 in front of 100 select guests at St Mark's Church in Berkshire before descending on her parents Michael and Carole's home for a lavish reception, according to Hello! magazine.
It's believed they chose the church not only for its sentimental value, but also for the privacy its surrounding property offers.
"Pippa is a traditional girl and wanted to marry close to home. They appreciate there will be significant interest with the wedding but want to keep it as private as possible," a source told the magazine.
As for the guestlist, her sister Kate and Prince William will be front and centre, but there are conflicting reports about the role Kate would play in her sister's wedding - namely that if the princess repaid the favour as her sister's maid of honour, she would undoubtedly steal the spotlight from the bride.
Pippa's niece Princess Charlotte and nephew Prince George will undoubtedly take centre stage on the big day as they're expected to be flowergirl and page boy.
Meanwhile, the groom-to-be's younger brother Spencer, who shot to fame as Made in Chelsea's resident lothario, is tipped to be best man, which would undoubtedly make for the most interesting bridal party at a celebrity wedding in decades.
Prince Harry will also be invited as the pair became acquainted during the royal wedding in 2011 where they both held key roles in the bridal party, but there is no word yet as to whether or not his girlfriend of eight months Meghan Markle will be joining him.
Since being thrust into the global spotlight in 2011, Pippa said she has learned to adjust with overnight superstardom but understands her fiancé's struggles with life in the public eye.
She described having to develop "quite a thick skin" to deal with the glare that can occasionally be "unnerving".
"I guess it's become the new normal for us. It means there are factors we have to weigh up and think about, but we try not to let it affect us," she said.
"I try not to be too sensitive about things because it's just a bit of life I have to deal with. But I would be lying if I said it didn't affect me."