Royal fans are all in a flutter as the wedding of Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle fast approaches.
From the dress to the carriage to the cake, and every detail in between, they can’t hear enough about what is set to be the most anticipated Royal Wedding moment of 2018.
But while everyone has the May 19th ceremony at St George’s chapel, Windsor, carved out in their calendars, there may be one member of the extended royal family who is feeling a little overshadowed.
The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister Pippa Middleton will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of her marriage to her financier husband James Matthews on May 20th – just a day after Harry and Meghan say ‘I do’.
Pippa, 34 and James, 42, tied the knot in a charming ceremony at St Mark’s Church in Englefield last year surrounded by friends and loved ones – including an adorable Princess Charlotte and Prince George in the roles of flower girl and page boy respectively.
Almost 12 months on it’s rumoured that Pippa and James are set to go from a family of two to a family or three, with reports circulating that Pippa is expecting her first child.
How could Pippa Middleton and James be spending their special day?
Pippa and James call a six-bedroom, five-story £17 million mansion in an exclusive Chelsea neighbourhood home. And while this amazing property offers plenty of space in which to host an intimate anniversary party – or cosy dinner for two – late last year it was reported that the couple were in the process of adding first floor extension including a new bathroom and his and hers dressing rooms to their home – not ideal.
So what are the other options? Pippa is said to be a fan of Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais, which has a conveniently located South Kensington branch not far from their home.
Pippa was also recently spotted dining out with friends at trendy Gordon Ramsay restaurant Maze Grill, a Mayfair haunt famed for its steak and sushi.
Has James already made a romantic booking?
And if the couple want to getaway from the glare of the waiting paparazzi they may opt for a ‘babymoon’ in far flung locations favoured by the Matthews’ family including the Caribbean island of St Bart’s.
Alternatively parents Carole and Michael Middleton may invite the couple along with sister Catherine and brother James along to the family home – a 7-bedroom, Grade II-listed Georgian property in Bucklebury, Berkshire – for a low-key celebration of the pair’s 12-months of marriage.
It’s not yet been confirmed whether Pippa and James will be guests at the Harry and Meghan’s wedding – Prince Harry was invited to their Big Day – but if they are they may be feeling rather delicate on the morning of their wedding anniversary. It’s predicted that Harry and Meghan could be pouring up to 16,000 glasses of champagne for their wedding guests to mark the happy occasion.
Whatever they choose to do, we’re sure that Pippa and James will have a fabulous time, as we’ve rarely seen a snap of them together where they aren’t smiling!