Is Pippa Middleton beefing with some reality stars over her May wedding?

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We’re about a month away from Pippa Middleton’s magical, almost-royal wedding to Terribly Rich James Matthews. From what I’ve read about poor Terribly Rich James, he seems like a decent enough guy who is great at making money. Pippa could do a lot worse. But the story around these nuptials has always been painted in a certain kind of “she’s settling for someone terribly rich instead of a guy with a title” narrative. I can sort of understand why that narrative is taking place, because for a while there, it really did seem like Pippa was hunting for a titled guy… and they weren’t interested in her at all, because Pippa gives off a whiff of fame-by-association, the hustle of the social climber and what amounts to a vibe of Reality Show Stardom. Incidentally, Terribly Rich James gives off similar vibes – his brother is Spencer Matthews, the star of a British reality show. This is one of the reasons why I think Pippa and Terribly Rich are well-suited for each other: their family drama is similarly petty and reality-show-esque. Speaking of, the British papers claim that Pippa is basically going to war with her future brother-in-law Spencer Matthews and his new girlfriend.

She’s set to tie the knot with James Matthews – the brother of reality star Spencer Matthews. But Pippa Middleton has reportedly banned the Made In Chelsea star’s new girlfriend Vogue Williams from attending her nuptials in six weeks time, in light of her ‘no ring, no bring’ policy. The 33-year-old socialite and sister of the Duchess of Cambridge is said to be pulling out all the stops to be the star attraction at her wedding – with her policy also making it unlikely for Prince Harry’s other half Meghan Markle to attend the big day.

A wedding insider told The Sun: ‘Pippa’s view is that Vogue’s relationship with Spencer is still very new. It wouldn’t be appropriate for her to be there after just a few months of dating. But some people in the circle are pretty shocked because this is her future brother-in-law who’s going to end up attending on his own. It’s certainly raised eyebrows.’

Vogue, 31, confirmed her romance with Spencer on ITV’s Lorraine last month, after they met for the winter sports show The Jump in January. The source also added: ‘It’s clear Pippa doesn’t want to be outshone by any TV babes on her big day.’

The ‘TV babes’ also includes Suit’s Meghan Markle who hit the spotlight after her romance with Prince Harry came to light in November of last year. Even if Vogue had an invitation to the big day, the source explained that the Irish beauty wouldn’t have been able to attend because she’s ‘working on a job that’s been booked in for ages.’ MailOnline has contacted representatives for Vogue for further comment.

[From The Daily Mail]

It’s a bit funny, right? I suspect that Pippa let it be known that Spencer should not bring Vogue, which is why we’re getting that petty statement from a source that Vogue would be working on Pippa’s wedding day anyway, thank you very much. Vogue and Spencer are very much British-only celebrity figures, in that no one outside of Britain knows who they are or cares who they are. So it’s funny that Pippa is beefing with them and worried that a reality-show-star and his girlfriend will steal the spotlight at her “almost-royal” wedding. This is actually the reality of Pippa’s star-power at this point. She’s a British Kardashian/Real Housewife.

Meanwhile, it was just announced that Pippa will include her niece and nephew in her wedding party. Prince George will be a page boy and Princess Charlotte will be a bridesmaid. That’s how British weddings work – the “bridesmaids” are usually children. The only adults in the wedding parties are generally the Best Man and Maid of Honor. Kate, William and Harry will all be attending too but Kate is apparently not going to be Matron of Honor. This was actually announced by Kensington Palace, as in… William and Kate’s staffers are trying to help out Pippa by treating this like a “royal wedding.”

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  1. Megan says:

    I wish I had done no ring, no bring at my wedding. I have no idea who some of the people in the photos are.

    • Brittney B says:

      If you had, would you have excluded the couples who have been together a long time but have no plans to wed?

      Because I wince every time I see that phrase. We own a home & we’ve been together 7.5 years, but our married friends’ relationships aren’t challenged or trivialized like ours. Even though WE are the steady couple in all the group pictures, while divorce slowly picks off everyone else. /rant over

      Totally get the desire to include only close friends… but then, just don’t hand out any +1′s. Just invite each half of each married/committed couple, and then invite single people without guests.

      • Erica_V says:

        THIS! My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 10 years. We did recently get engaged but before that I had been unable to attend two family weddings due to this “no ring no bring” policy.

      • Sarah says:

        I think a good policy is that if a couple is living together, they should both be invited. If they are just dating, like Harry and Meghan, and this Spencer guy and his girlfriend, then no invitation. It gets ridiculous how guest lists just grow and grow and grow and you have to figure out a fair way to keep the list reasonable.

    • Kelly says:

      Brittney that’s a good point. At first I thought it was a decent enough policy but I forgot my own relationship! My boyfriend and I went to the wedding of one of his cousin’s kids last year and we’ve actually been together longer than the couple getting married. I would have been hurt to be excluded just because he and I aren’t engaged or married.

      Still…Pippa’s wedding, her rules I guess. And in the case of the brother in law who has only been dating the girl for a couple months, I get it.

      • yellow says:

        Also, in terms of those travelling from out of state, it’s can be considerate if the guest can bring someone along to travel with, say their partner of 2 years or something like that, rather than going solo, and maybe not attend.

      • Staramour says:

        Our rule for wedding invites was pretty simple: we didn’t invite anyone unless we both already knew them; i.e. NO introductions! It’s crazy to have a day for both of you and have to run around saying “oh this is my old roommate” etc etc… Couples and friends we hung out with together before we were married was the best indicator they’d be friends after the wedding too. It worked really well for us both in terms of ppl we actually have stayed in touch with and keeping our guest list manageable.

    • Anitas says:

      Say you employed that policy, and it turned out some of those strangers ended up marrying your friends. Would you feel comfortable going to their wedding, knowing you once crossed them out of yours?

    • Moneypenny says:

      I limited +1s to people in long term relationships. I loosely figured that would be 8months+ or so. It worked out well. If someone had come to me and asked for a +1 for a partner I didn’t know about, I would happily have invited him/her. Some of those couples have now broken up, but so have some of the married people at our wedding :)

    • loveotterly says:

      It’s a good thing you didn’t. It is in extremely poor taste. Traditionally the wedding reception is given as a ‘thank you’ to all the guests for attending your nuptials. To cherry pick who gets to bring a date and who doesn’t would be very rude.

    • TPAZ says:

      My cousin brought his fiancée to my wedding, and then they broke up. Now I have her in all my pics and they don’t talk anymore. So just because someone has a ‘ring’ doesn’t mean they’re going to stay in your life. I think no ring, no bring is ridiculous

    • Coco says:

      I’ve never heard of no ring, no bring. We had space limitations so people couldn’t bring anyone random just to have a date. Established couples, no ring, no problem! Some dude you’ve been seeing for a month? Sorry!

    • JustJen says:

      We had an “adults only” rule and people still brought kids, not everyone but still.

    • famika says:

      I still don’t get why KP announced her wedding on their Official site. Even the British Royal press pack were asking WHY? Regardless of PG and PChar being in the wedding, it didn’t need to be announced by the Palace. Dickie Arbiter who worked at the Palace for the Queen and Diana still can’t understand why the Middleton’s are on the Palace official announcement feed, so were many other people who once worked for the Palaces in a official capacity.

  2. Alix says:

    Please tell me her name isn’t really Vogue…

  3. Clare says:

    To be fair, given Spencer’s dating history, I wouldn’t want his flavour of the week at my wedding, either.

    Anyway the best part of this is that Katy will forever be linked to Spencer Mathews (the epitome of money can’t buy class) and that makes me gleeful.

  4. Talie says:

    Most of the young aristos there probably loved watching Made in Chelsea, so it seems like a lot of drama for nothing.

  5. Digital Unicorn (aKa Betti) says:

    I guess the magazine deal fell through so they are resorting to official royal channels to hawk the wedding. The Mids are paying for most of this and they r not as wealthy as they like to pretend they are, hence all the leaks about where pips has been and who’s going to dress her. THis will be a wedding based on freebies disc counts. The family has previous formit, remember the Xmas shoot which was heavily discounted for Carole due to the ‘royal’ connections.

    As for Pippa. Ring worried about being overshadowed on her big day I don’t blame her however I’ll bet many of the deals that have been struck depend on Pipps getting all the press, esp when it’s not going to be private and there will be a press area. How pretentious and hence why the press release by the palace. They’ve been roped into making this a nearly Royal wedding.

  6. spugzbunny says:

    ‘That’s how British weddings work – the “bridesmaids” are usually children. The only adults in the wedding parties are generally the Best Man and Maid of Honor’

    I’m very British and that’s not how it works here. Traditionally your bridesmaids should be unmarried but I believe that’s true of the US as well. We do sometimes have children in the wedding party but they are normally called the flower girl or page boy. Adult men are called Ushers which is the same as a Groomsman in the US.

  7. MunichGirl says:

    “William and Kate’s staffers are trying to help out Pippa by treating this like a “royal wedding.” -
    Pretty sure Pippa and Carole truly believe that they are aristocrats and think this is another royal wedding.

  8. Meow says:

    The WIsteria sisters manage to piss off literally every class of person.

  9. Luca76 says:

    I mean I’ve just never heard of policing who can bring a date to a wedding.Seems kind of nuts OTOH is her wedding but if I got to that point I’d just call it a day and elope.

    • MinnFinn says:

      Who is listed on an invitation = policing who attends a wedding. Lots of people do not invite children and/or have the no ring/no bring policy. So to my mind virtually all weddings have curated wedding guests.

    • Bridget says:

      It’s pretty standard practice here in the US: if your name is on the invitation or it specifically says “+1″ or “and guest”, you’re invited. But otherwise no. There’s usually a limited number of seats at a wedding, not to mention the fact that you pay per head.

    • dodgy says:

      Weddings are expensive! For instance, I’ve been invited to a wedding that’s on one day and the reception the day after! But yeah, people are very specific who can or can’t come, which is fair enough.

      • Luca76 says:

        I live in the US and every wedding I’ve ever attended no matter how fancy or modest (and I have poor friends) had a +1…. and In this case it’s clearly not a matter of expense but a desire to keep certain people from coming.
        I think the kid thing is different than not allowing people to bring their significant others along because kids may disturb the ceremony or the setting might not be appropriate for them. In her case it seems rather Bridezilla. It’s still her right but it’s OTT.

      • nic919 says:

        If they are planning a wedding of 350, then space is not an issue and +1s should be allowed. To try and control who a friend brings is ridiculous. It is bridezilla behaviour frankly. For someone who is not engaged to have to attend on their own, where they are unlikely to know that many of the other guests, is just rude.

      • Lex says:

        That is definitely a cultural difference. I live in Australia and rando partners that you’ve never met are unlikely to be invited to your wedding unless it’s a big wedding/cost is no problem.

        Most of my friends pay for their own weddings (maybe a small parental contribution) and there is no way they’re paying $120+ a head to invite whatever +1 every guest wants to bring. No way!

        It’s a wedding, not a rodeo. I’d hate to get married and not recognise the people in the room with me. It’s such an important occasion.

      • TryingToThink says:

        In many European countries it is tradition that the guests actually bring some money / presents / both to cover the cost and give the young couple a good start.

        I would assume that money isn’t an issue with Pipster’s Terribly Rich James M. I think Pippa really doesn’t want to be out-shone though that is exactly what she and Kate did to a lot of brides. As well as wearing nice black and too dark colours for weddings. Really. Imagine the photos. The bride in white and next to her some Middleton dollop in a dark blue dress and a black jacket. So nice and friendly. What the Middleton women wore to weddings would have been often appropriate for funerals, too.

  10. Khaleesi says:

    Her new PR team does a good job, there are almost daily articles about Pippa and her wedding.

    • Sharon Lea says:

      That’s what I have noticed, there are daily articles about the most inane things. So much for hearing early on that Pippa wanted a ‘private wedding’ in their family church in Buckleberry and reception at the parent’s home etc.

  11. Sitka says:

    Just pointing out that Vogue is Irish and came to fame here first…She was married to an ex-Westlife member and on the Irish “version” of “The Hills”.

  12. Guest says:

    After the Queen and Charles are gone, the BRF will be left with a bunch of celebrities.

  13. Evelyn says:

    The too-many-landlines shot makes my day every time. Thank you for all you do.

  14. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Harry doesnt have a ring. Is he still invited? I can’t really translate my sarcasm into words, sorry.

  15. Lainey says:

    Still can’t believe KP officially confirmed their attendance. The line between official and private just got smaller. And they confirmed the date for the wedding on behalf on Pips. A private person who should in no way be using tax payers money to promote herself. Ridiculous!

    • sarri says:

      They should rename the House of Windsor to the House of Middleton.

    • Canadian Becks says:

      I haven’t seen the wording of KP’s announcement, but I imagine KP announced it because of the involvement of George and Charlotte as part of the wedding party?

      • LAK says:

        Regardless of royals in the wedding party, it’s not normal to make such an announcement as the Queen’s own ex-press secretary reminded us on twitter. His words were that this was both wierd and unprecedented.

        Compare and contrast with a Mountbatten wedding from last summer where Charles walked the bride down the aisle and wedding was attended by various royals including the Queen.

        The media picked it up, but not because the Palace had announced it.

        As various reporters have said, KP is now working for private citizens?

      • MinnFinn says:

        LAK, Do you remember how Charles Spencer’s 1st wedding was done? My guess is that royal press staff did not say anything about it or whether or not Diana was attending.

      • Digital Unicorn (aKa Betti) says:

        That’s the excuse they r using. Carole and Pips r having trouble generating interest in the fake Royal wedding so have resorted to blatantly using their family connections to drum up freebies and discounts. Hello will def cover it now.

        Plus this also confirms who really is in charge of the whole Cambridge outfit inc. press office; Queen Carole. They clearly asked Willy for this and he obliged.

        The Mids often overplay their PR hand and they have never stopped trying to,push Pippa and James onto the public to make them celebrities. That whole family are thirsty for fame, even Carole who has dipped her toe in the game with a few articles, to test the waters. They can’t grasp that NO ONE is interested is in them. Their constant pushing will be their downfall. They have never quite understood when to stop.

      • LAK says:

        MinnFinn: You are correct. No press releases for Charles Spencer’s wedding despite Harry being part of his wedding party. Ditto Fergie’s nanny who had Beatrice and Eugenie as her bridesmaids.

      • Catesby says:

        You’re absolute right @DigitalUnicorn. Having KP confirm what was only suspected highlights their desperation.

        The MIddletons understand nothing of the power of true seduction. Mystery. Holding something back. You seduce (the public, suitors) with subtlety. Desperation (and being boring) these are turn offs.

        The Middletons love LOVE that which is exclusive. But they do not understand how to recreate it.
        The way in which exclusivity is maintained is by everyone not being able to have it, know it, be it or do it.
        Gossip whispers are actually more exclusive than press releases. Because it makes you feel as if you are *in* on a secret whilst maintaining the air of denialability which can be tantalizing. *Dame Maggie Smith voice* My dear! A true aristocrat never confirms!

        But this is neither Pipps nor Waity. Waity got her Prince (and continues to keep him) by strutting half naked down a fashion runway. Pipps got TM James by performing endless marathons, a few with him, and moving in together.

        Neither are subtle.

        And this personality quirk (of obviousness) only matters because they are to be in charge of THE premier instituition of exclusivity. The Monarchy.

        And they have shown, that even with the Queen and Prince Charles still alive and fighting fit, they and Prince William are prepared to toss away centuries of tradition, honor and duty, so her sister can score some free pie at her wedding.

      • Megan says:

        These two howl about their children’s privacy, then issue a press statement about their attendance at a private event.

  16. spidey says:

    Since when did siblings become responsible for the behaviour of each other?

  17. Anitas says:

    Ah, modern bridezillas, banning plus ones and being hysterical about the possibility of being overshadowed. If you have to worry about being overshadowed at your own wedding, it’s time to ask yourself some questions.

    Personally I find telling guests they cannot bring partners to your wedding very rude, unless you really have serious budget restrictions or some extraordinary situation. Who are you to judge whether their relationship is serious enough or not? You want people to celebrate your coupling by asking them not to be a part of a couple. So petty.

    • suze says:

      It’s pretty common and perfectly acceptable to control the guest list at your own wedding. You just address the invitation to the person and don’t put “and guest” on the envelope. If she is doing it for all the singles I don’t think it’s particularly rude. They definitely don’t want randoms at the event, leaking to the press.

      It also takes care of the Markle issue.

    • Deedee says:

      Yes, it’s petty. To make your single friends come alone because they aren’t engaged? I’m sure that’s what’s important on your wedding day.

      • Megan says:

        I disagree. We invited everyone to bring a +1 to our wedding and, as a result, 10 strangers attended as dates of friends. None of those relationship worked out and when I look at my wedding pictures I think it is so odd that people we didn’t know were part of important of such an important event in our lives.

        The weddings are about the bride and groom celebrating with loved ones.

      • Anitas says:

        Yes, absolutely. Thank you. My husband’s friends’ weddings were the perfect opportunity for me to get introduced into their social circle while we were still dating, especially as I lived abroad and just didn’t get the chance to hang out with them otherwise. These were all English weddings, just like this. A few times I didn’t know either the bride or the groom, and once neither of them, but I was invited to every one of them as a plus one, and always made to feel welcome.

        And when inviting people to our wedding I encouraged my single friends to bring a date if they wanted to. I wanted people to feel comfortable and happy. At weddings you usually have a number of people who don’t know each other very well or at all, and being part of a couple can help them feel more relaxed and deal with any social anxieties.

        You are of course entitled to feel that way. My perspective is different. A wedding photo is a snapshot of a single day in our lifetime, a very special day but just a moment in life nevertheless. The strangers in my photos might not be a part of my life, but they were a part of my loved one’s life at that particular moment, important enough to bring them to this event. So their relationships didn’t work out – that doesn’t make my day any less special. Some things change, some people disappear, that’s life. All that matters is that the important ones stay.

      • Deedee says:

        So 10 relationships didn’t work out from your wedding and that bothers you? What about married couples who have since divorced? What about friends in committed relationships who never plan to marry? Does it matter in the end? If you can only afford so many places, I can see letting friends know about your budget constraints, but why does having someone you don’t know at your wedding bother you? They were important at the time to family/friends you do care about. That’s all that mattered to me at my wedding. I was the host and they were my guests. Why would I want them to come without their favorite “plus one” to drive with them to the ceremony, to eat dinner, or take a turn on the dance floor? It may have been “my day” but extending hospitality to my guests is more important than “I don’t know this person in this picture.”

      • Bridget says:

        I think it depends, but I think it’s kind of tacky to expect your friends to foot the bill for you to take someone on a date. If the couple has been together for a while I think that’s different, of course. But bringing a date for the sake of not being alone when you’re going to an event that’s likely filled with people that you already know? Not my jam.

        Though having people I don’t know in wedding snapshots didn’t bug me – all of our family shots from my wedding are definitely a snapshot in time, as my stepsister has now since divorced the husband she was with at the time and married someone else.

      • suze says:

        Pippa’s wedding isn’t going to be like your weddings, or the weddings you attended. Their lives are much more of a closed circle. These people all know each other and no one is going to be sitting alone or looking for dance partners. Or driving alone.

        Trusting the guests not to take secret photos and leak to the press is probably more important to them.

        Everyone makes their choices with regard to who to invite to their wedding. One choice isn’t better than the other.

      • Deedee says:

        To be clear, I was directly addressing the “no ring, no bring” policy. Engagements aren’t the only consideration for unmarried guests.

      • ell says:

        sorry, but why include strangers in pics then? they can be at the party, but not pose for pics you know. pics for family and close friends only; problem solved.

      • Megan says:

        @Ell have you ever been to a wedding? The photog takes many pics beyond the standard portraits.

        We had 50 people at our wedding, 10 were strangers. It didn’t seem all that weird at the time, but in retrospect, it was weird. Plus, we’d lost a family member just two weeks before the wedding and it was incredibly emotional for people close to us. I imagine it was quite awkward for the guests who didn’t know us.

      • Luca76 says:

        ‘ I think it’s kind of tacky to expect your friends to foot the bill for you to take someone on a date.’

        I mean friendship is deeper than money but do you know how expensive it is to attend a wedding? I work on Saturdays so that’s lost wages off the bat, nice dress for the ceremony, hotel room. Gifts for shower and ceremony /or cash. Plus if you are close in any way to bride/groom there’s any help, emotional support, planning ahead of time, parties etc.

      • Bridget says:

        It’s one thing if it’s your significant other. But rustling up a random date so you don’t have to go alone? Yes, I think it’s tacky. And yes, attending weddings *can* be expensive, but there’s also the quid pro quo that your friends will also be attending your very own expensive shindigs.

      • Sarah says:

        What is important is cost. I live in the northeast and in the NYC/NJ/CT area, the weddings cost at least $150 per person. Plus, there are often space restrictions. It is very, very common for people to be invited alone if you aren’t dating someone for a long time, living together or engaged. If I can only invite 125 people and have 80 relatives, family friends and married/committed relationship friends to invite, then either I invite only 25 friends with +1s and leave out another 20 or so I really am close to, or I invite all 45 of my friends I want to invite without guests. They can all dance and drink together.

    • MinnFinn says:

      Budget might not be a concern for Pippa’s wedding but space probably is. Their church is of modest-size. The reception is at Carole’s manor house.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I don’t understand this attitude at all. It’s my wedding. My money. Why can’t I decide who I want there and who not? If it’s friends who might not know any other person there, then yeah, I’d give them a +1, no restrictions. But otherwise it’s my decision.

      • Anitas says:

        Sure you can do whatever you want – it’s your wedding and your money. If you’re inviting people to celebrate with you, I guess they’re important to you. And just as you ask them to celebrate the beginning of your new life as a couple, from my perspective it would be nice to show equal respect to their life as a couple by asking them to come and celebrate together with their significant other. Or you can decide not to invite them. Both ways it’s your decision, it’s just about what’s important to you.

      • Luca76 says:

        I think the respect is the point and the idea that you can do something but it might be disrespectful to your friends and family or at the least inconsiderate is the point. That’s where the term Bridezilla comes from.

      • The Hench says:

        For us, limiting other half invitations wasn’t a judgement of no ring/no bring but a ‘oh crap, we have too many friends we’d like to come and not enough space/money’. Once we had fitted in all the compulsory rellies required to avoid a future family feud, we didn’t have a whole load of space or cash left so we had to take a call that all singletons had to attend solo. We did manage to include most existing other halves, irrespective of duration or status but, had it come down to it, I would have prioritised an old friend over a new squeeze that I had never met.

        Also, before I met Mr Hench, I was single for a very long time and, speaking personally, if an invitation arrived that had my name and then a ‘plus one’ or ‘and guest’ on, it actually highlighted my solo state even more since I had to reply accepting for myself and clarifying that I had nobody else to bring.

  18. Odell says:

    Why did the Kensington Palace issue a statement re her wedding? She’s not part of the royal family.

    I could imagine that Hello Magazine will publish her wedding photos.

  19. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Am I the only person in the world who hates show-off weddings? I can’t even start.

    • MinnFinn says:

      I don’t hate them but they are tacky as hell. This type of wedding is so fun to observe and gossip about. Pippa’s wedding is especially intriguing to me because I don’t get her PR strategy. By all accounts the Midds desperately want to be accepted in aristo society. They hire top PR people to help them towards that goal but their strategy is so un-aristo and Kardashian-new-money. I’m an American who has visited London a few times and I watch a lot of Britcoms. That’s the extent of my knowledge about British society and aristos but even I know the Midds are very un-aristo with their ridiculous signet rings. And recently Pippa’s hired PR person inserting articles about her into the Daily Mail every day is also very un-aristo because I know they value being low key and not seeking attention.

      • Digital Unicorn (aKa Betti) says:

        Once married she will reinvent herself as some sort of society it girl/contributing editor for some of the society rags. It’s not just about the thirst to be accepted into aristo circles but the thirst for celebrity status.

        They are posh Kardasians. Carole is a poor mans Kris.

      • MinnFinn says:

        So Carole is re-writing the ground rules for what it means to be aristo? Celebrity + aristocrat = Celebrocrat?

        I’d say more like posh Peg Bundy.

      • Sharon Lea says:

        Digital Unicorn – you think Pippa will actually ‘work’ as a contributing editor somewhere? I think she will probably start a family and basically enjoy the good life. We will see her probably do more competitive sporty things, but that will be the extent of it.

      • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

        @Sharon Lea – Yes or something. She’s been hustling for celebrity for years and marrying him won’t stop her. She has apparently hired her own ‘PR’ so she has some sort of post wedding game plan.

        The Middleton’s want it all – the wealth, aristocratic connections/titles and celebrity status. They desperately want to be Royals or at the very least to be seen as part of the RF inner circle.

        When Charles takes the throne, he’ll chuck them under the bus – its no secret that he does not like them.

      • Sharon Lea says:

        Good point, I agree she will be hustling to stay in the celebrity circuit, so you’re right, she will want to be ‘doing’ something. Charles may try to diminish them, but we’ve read that he cowers to William’s anger. William could always threaten he will ‘rewrite history’ against Charles after he dies, so he better be nice to them.

    • ell says:

      it’s one of the reasons i will never marry. i just don’t care for the thing (i also think it’s an antiquated thing to do, but that’s another matter).

  20. Bucketbot says:

    The 33 year old socialite.
    I thought she didn’t want to be called a socialite. Though I get that she certainly behaves like one.

    Pippa is not a royal right? Or has she assumed a title already on occasion of being royal sister in law.? To have the palace announce her wedding speaks volumes of the Meddleton audacity as well as W&K + Harry’s poor judgment in matters of the public relations.
    She could have just announced in the papers like Cumberbatch, right? That, in fact, would have created better optics for the Meddletons. Dumb people. So blinded by greed, they can’t even think.

    • Nic919 says:

      I don’t think Harry could have stopped this press release from happening even if he wanted to. Looks like Carole is running Willy and he doesn’t care to stop her. Another reason for Harry to get his own PR team.
      But the Middelton typo really adds class to the whole affair. Hopefully it’s passive aggressiveness and not just incompetence.

      • Bucketbot says:

        Why does Harry not have a say in what is being put out in the press? Unless expressly stated, any press release from KP would be assumed to be from both princes and Kate., right? Or does he not care? Or is he forced to keep quiet to appease big bro?
        I am interested in knowing the brothers dynamic with each other post Kate’s arrival.

        Also, I wish Harry would cancel his attendance to Pippa’s wedding last moment for the Meghan snub or any reason really. I would love Harry just a li’l more if he does that. I have no shame.

    • TryingToThink says:

      They didn#t announce it in the papers?
      I would have thought that creast-ed pinkie-ring Carole Middleton would have wanted such a thing.

  21. Bridget says:

    With the talk of ‘being overshadowed by reality tv babes’ (sigh) this sounds more to me like it’s coming from Vogue (I just can’t with that name). I mean, it’s the bride on her freaking wedding day. The only way she’s being overshadowed is if someone else comes in a wedding dress.

  22. Marisa says:

    Why does she look so much like Gerry Blsnk in this pic?

  23. PettyRiperton says:

    I have seen a lot of articles on how Kate’s lil sister don’t want Meghan at her wedding LOL ok I doubt Meghan cares, it’s not like Kate’s lil sis or her soon to be hubby are Harry’s bffs so it not a big deal.

    Kate’s mom is very bootleg Kris Jenner

  24. Bettyrose says:

    I don’t care if two vapid rich people want to have an ostentatious wedding with a carefully engineered guest list, and go on to pretend they’re titled aristos and live vapid lives, but it all seems incredibly stressful to me. It’s Jan Brady begging for attention, and any groom who hasn’t bolted yet is probably equally as thirsty, and gawd what will their daily life be after the guests go home? Constantly scheming to be noticed?

  25. Maria says:

    My only comment is that it is Pippa’s wedding, and not a royal one, so she can invite who she likes. But if she is not inviting Vogue or Meghan, what about Donna Air. She and Boomf have been together for some years.

  26. mimi says:

    How ironic that Pippa’s worried she’ll be overshadowed at her wedding, yet she did her best to overshadow her own sister. The Wisterias always try hard to overshadow the bride at every wedding. Just look at pictures from the Waity years. The Middletons are so obvious in their ruthless social climbing, I wonder how could anyone trust them. Does Bill really think Waity married for love? Or that Ma Midd would give a crap about him if he was Bill the Plumber??? Is Terrible Rich James unaware that he’s only a meal ticket??? The same goes for their friends too. It’s widely known that the Middletons made friends only with rich/titled/useful people.

  27. Olenna says:

    Strolling down memory lane–when Pips was an up and coming socialite ;-)
    Not Pippa Middleton‏ @Pippatips –
    #PippaTip: easter egg hunts are fun for little ones (children). Hide some eggs around the home & garden & have the kids hunt (find) them. 2:06 AM – 31 Mar 2013

  28. cake says:

    Spencer is her husband’s brother, wow!! I used to watch “Made in Chelsea” unfortunately.

    he had a bad time w/drugs and booze and had to go to rehab, he is a character, knowing him this lady he is with now will not be with him when the wedding comes. He changes women like he does his underwear. Poor Pippa, LOL!

  29. dodgy says:

    I’d take Rexit over Brexit any day, tbh…

  30. Alexandria says:

    Is there really a need to simplify wedding invites to no ring, no bring? Just invite the people you know and want at your wedding. If it’s a couple that you want, invite both. If it’s an individual, don’t add a plus one. I mean seriously, I am capable of attending a wedding alone if the couple is not close to my spouse or partner. No biggie. If the couple gives me a plus one option, then we make sure the wedding gift or cash makes up for the cost of two meals.

  31. WendyNerd says:

    All I can say about this wedding is that I hope they serve gooseberry and cinnamon yogurt and that the band only plays various genre renditions of “England’s Mountains Green.”

  32. Ruby says:

    Vogue Williams is from Ireland. The Republic of Ireland and therefore defo not British

  33. Hannah says:

    I totally get where Pippa is coming from with the new couples.
    I’m getting married in 89 days! I most definitely do not have nor want a no ring, no bring policy. A lot of my friends have been with their partners for years, as was I with mine before we gt engaged. I picked a very small country hotel so we could have something small. It’s the random new plus ones that I am struggling with and are turning it in to a circus.
    There’s a cousin who has literally just started dating a woman. He added on her name and her two daughters names to the RSVP…
    There’s the teenage/early 20s cousins who want to bring their current boyfriend/girlfriend who a) weren’t on the invitation and b) who we have never met and c) will never see again.

    If I had a lot of space, maybe I wouldn’t mind, but it is getting to the point where I won’t be able to invite some close friends because its mean not to give every tom, dick and harry an invite these days.

  34. Pandy says:

    I’m betting that if Harry wants to bring Megan, she’d be welcome. Just not the “unsavoury” reality star/flavour of the moments.

  35. lyla says:

    is harry even going?

    anyways, no ring, no bring. william doesn’t wear a ring, does that mean kate can’t bring him?

  36. Daniel says:

    understand why that narrative is taking place, because for a while there, yes this what is this for