Pippa Middleton was compared to a dog during the Best Man’s speech

Middleton Matthews wedding

I’m a bit surprised by all of the anger and accusations being tossed around following Pippa Middleton’s wedding. Not to defend the British and American tabloids too much, but they were doing their jobs and they were trying to provide interesting content. I believe most of the stories we heard – about Meghan Markle, about the guest list, etc – were based in legitimate gossip, stuff that royal reporters were hearing from inside the Middleton camp. Pippa hired a professional publicist – someone who ordinarily works with movie stars – to run her PR, and Daily Express reporter Richard Palmer said that the publicist was “obstructive and unhelpful,” which meant that “papers had to be more resourceful” and Pippa “lost control” of her own wedding narrative. My thought is that the publicist wasn’t so much obstructive, but perhaps the publicist did exactly what Pippa wanted, which was make the wedding a major international story through a mountain of unconfirmed gossip, rumors about Meghan Markle and flat-out misinformation.

So, what else is there to discuss about Pippa? She and Terribly Moderately Wealthy James were pap’d at LAX, where they apparently flew out to the Pacific island of Tetiaroa (in French Polynesia). After that, they’ll reportedly fly to Scotland for a second honeymoon in the Highlands, where James’ family owns an estate. There was also this story, about the Best Man’s speech:

Somebody get Pippa Middleton a drink. James Matthews’ best man, Justin Johannsen, made 10-minute wedding toast that was peppered with lewd jokes during the newlyweds’ reception at Bucklebury Manor Saturday. Justin, a longtime friend of the groom, delivered his bawdy speech just after 11:30 p.m. and began by recognizing those involved in the stunning ceremony. “Thank you to you all from being here today, some having traveled as both families have roots in Yorkshire,” Justin said. “So, I will say this: ‘Hear all, eat all, drink all and let your hair down.’ Thank you to all the flower girls and page boys, who have helped make today so special. They have had a very long day.”

Excerpts from Justin’s speech have been circulating in the British media. He soon moved on to “the love of James’ life,” whom he deemed “beautiful,” “energetic,” “loyal” and “soft-mouthed,” adding that she “comes on command” and has a “great behind.”

“But that’s enough about James’ spaniel,” he said. “I’m here to talk about James’ love, Pippa.”

Justin also teased Pippa’s pre-wedding preparations. “First, some messages from those who couldn’t be here today: ‘Wish Pippa the best with the hair. We have really enjoyed seeing you and how you have mastered interpretive dance. Don’t forget to buttock clench on the star jumps,'” he laughed. “That’s from Steve and the gang at the Crazy Feet dance studio in Soho.”

Calling the responsibility of being James’ best man “a great honor,” Justin said the groom “has made it a remarkably easy job since he’s been here. He has been totally calm throughout. Other than having to having to carry all of his baggage, the hard part was to keep the rings safe.”

“James doesn’t know this but I have a habit of losing things,” he said. “Not often, but they are usually quite expensive. I resolved to keep them on my person the entire time that they were in my custody. We both got up for a run early this morning and James jokingly asked if the rings were on my person. I had them in a shower cap tucked in my shorts. He said, ‘Really? In a shower cap? I don’t want that in my head when I am putting the ring on Pippa’s finger in the church.’ I’m sure it wasn’t on your mind in the church, but it’s on your mind now. Sorry, Pippa.'”

At one point, James’ brother became the butt of Justin’s jokes. “With the wedding shadowed in secrecy, I can reveal, and wish the bride and groom a happy honeymoon in North Wales. At least that’s where I presume they are going as I heard Spencer [Matthews] saying that after the wedding, he was going to Bangor for two weeks,” Justin laughed. “Enjoy the Welsh coast, guys.”

On a more serious note, Justin recalled how the couple first met in Scotland in 2009, and ever since then, they have developed “a deep and instinctive love for each other.” Addressing Pippa directly, he said, “I think I can say for everyone, that you look stunning. The image of perfection. I know that James first fell in love with your gutsiness and your spirit and then succumbed to your beauty. You make James extremely happy. You have a voir la joie that warms the hearts of everyone who knows you, and you have won the heart of the best man that I know.”

[From E! News]

Wait, Pippa and James first met in Scotland in 2009? I thought they first met in St. Barths, where the Matthews family owns the Eden Rock Hotel? Wasn’t that the story? As for the “dog comparison”… I mean, these people are British. I think jokes about the dog being the love of James’ life was probably the best joke of the speech. While people can clutch their pearls outside of the wedding, I bet inside the wedding, the speech went over well.

The wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Middleton Matthews wedding

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  1. littlemissnaughty says:

    That’s a bizarre speech.

    • Kimble says:

      I’m English and think it’s funny.

      • Carrie says:

        I’ll defer to you and others who enjoyed it. My favourite part was the last where he addressed Pippa directly. That made up for whatever he said before 🙂

        These two… she looked beautiful and I too love her spirit and outdoors sports. They look to be an excellent match. I was so happy for them on the day to see the bit we did get to see.

    • CMiddy says:

      I agree with Kimble. And he didn’t “compare her to a dog” as all the papers are saying – it was a gag. I did something similar when I was maid of honour at friend’s wedding – i.e. talked about groom’s “first and foremost love” with “luxuriant dark hair”, being his beloved Labrador.

      • hmmm says:

        He didn’t compare her to a dog but he did imply that they shared similar characteristics- the most offensive, mentioning the bum, and “comes on command’- pretty sexist, IMO. Your comment was flattering as was his “beautiful, energetic, loyal” He should have stopped there; unless you’re a great wit, don’t try a dog analogy.

      • DystopianDance says:

        Anything that compares a bride to a dog is on the edge of humor, royal, common or whomever. Also these people represent the royals- who are paid for by the English people’s taxes. Friends of this circle should show some reserve and respect- everything is national news and a public spectacle.

    • Luca76 says:

      I’m American and I find it funny too.

    • Erinn says:

      I thought it was funny. I’m Canadian – and I have heard similar bits at weddings before. The best man’s speech is usually pretty jokey for the most part, at least with the ones I’ve attended.

      • Megan says:

        Having written, edited, and otherwise improved many wedding speeches, I like to limit the humor to an interest in rival sports teams or opposing passions for spicy foods. A dog joke is tough to pull off in that venue.

    • sondag says:

      Daily Mail has photos from inside

  2. LuckyZeGrand says:

    The things people will take for a few dollars more.

    • Royalsparkle says:

      Exactly, this circus of est £1m PR mess was so they would sell all the ‘private small wedding in middleton hometown’ to the highest bidder for celebrity status climbing photos. All this circus wanna be , money grabbing from mag and publications may backfire – as waity Vogue trash.

      As with the greatest Condolences. Prayers and respect – our real world has push pipa carol waity middletons smug entitled famewh…. out the spotlight!

      • Liz Simpson says:

        They are not selling their wedding pictures, please do get your facts right before your very mean spirited remarks

      • sondag says:

        Read Richard Palmer twitter from a few days ago…HE basically asked was it a good idea that Pippa HIRED a Hollywood, entertainment PR team for the wedding or handle promotion to the press. In other words, he was letting it be known…Pippa hired a Hollywood, entertainment pr person for this wedding.

        There are some professional photos online somewhere, I saw some from inside reception but it was before the reception started, no people arrived yet, but the model servers are inside working , table settings were lovely.
        Also They did make deals for freebies, and friends were generous in paying for half of it as a gift according to Mail and there was bartering for much of the wedding ,from the big greenhouse, the wedding breakfast, the invitations , even some of the food was part of a barter deal and Pippa and Midds, Carole and Co.. sold the wedding everyday with leaks to the Mail and Hello, they basically were promoting the wedding.

    • Megan says:

      Where the heck are the photos they sold? I am dying to see Meghan Markle’s dress. Pippa’s dress just too uncontroversial to be be fun gossip. I am hoping Meghan’s dress sparks a minimum of two days of debate.

      I know how that sounds, but gossip blogs are my stress ball and Trump is making me need a lot of squeezes these days. Show me a dress we can properly disagree about!

      • LAK says:


      • susanne says:

        I agree with you wholeheartedly. I am maxed out on politics for the day, and now I want my treat!
        Really dying to see what megan wore, and super hoping it wasn’t solid black.
        As for the speech, it’s too much for me, but I get that brand of humor.

  3. Maria F. says:

    i guess one had to be there and also know these people.

    I think he is saying very sweet things about her.

  4. Eleonor says:

    Even if he is “only wealthy” I still think Pippa won the lottery. She can spend the rest of her life doing nothing, or only charity (she does a lot of it) with her husband.

    More I look at the photos more I like the dress, and she looked less orange !

    • L84Tea says:

      I agree. If you’re comparing sisters, I think Pippa is the winner here. She gets to live a wealthy life of privilege and doesn’t have to work, but she doesn’t have to face the scrutiny that Kate faces. Basically, she can live well but also fade into the background (if that’s what she wanted).

      • sondag says:

        I think Pippa looked better than Kate on her wedding day. Kate’s dress looked too stiff and I hated Kate’s hair, it looked messy to me.

  5. Patricia says:

    Ugh I don’t like that speech. Men are sometimes so obsessed with the “now you’ve gone and done it, got an old ball and chain!” type narrative about wives. It’s annoying and old and pretty rude.

    But also I’m in a terrible mood so it could just be that…

    • MinnFinn says:

      I also thought it was in very poor taste, sexist, immature and it made me cringe. Somewhere I read the supposed entire speech which makes me wonder who leaked/sold it to media?

      • Royalsparkle says:

        I agree!

        The ‘ comparison’ was insulting.

        What love since 2009 – considering the many men pipa relationships to get away (or TMR James family did not want?)

    • Stacy says:


      • astrid says:

        How hard is it to wish the happy couple a long and happy life and be done with it instead of telling trashy stories and sexual references.

    • Royalsparkle says:

      The title of this Post just affirm- pay back is a bitch (they may not have review his speech length) – heck, the man was left on his own at a wedding.

  6. Zan says:

    Pippa was really beautiful! I love her dress, very elegant!

  7. Anastasia says:

    That man has the longest neck I’ve ever seen.

    • JennyJenny says:

      Oh WOW! I never saw that until you pointed it out.
      Can you imagine a photo of him with the Complicit Princess Ivanka???

    • Ratsy Pomona says:

      He makes me think of a figure from a Norman Rockwell painting!

    • scar says:

      Girl have you seen Beyoncé’s neck??? There’s an inside joke in the hive where they say “giraffe” and everyone just knows who is being refereed to. If you ever come across “Camel and Giraffe” just know its JayZ and Beyoncé

      • Lana 234 says:

        @scar Beyonce’s neck is not long compared to James. I agree that Jayz looks like a camel.

    • WendyNerd says:

      He looks like Beaker from the Muppets.

    • Suzanne says:

      He looks like he just stepped out of the pages of Alice In Wonderland! She’s elegant…and I think prettier than her sister. Both of them got goofy looking husbands though. LOL. It’s all about the money and status…I guess.

      • Liz Simpson says:

        Or Gosh, it could be about love? How cynical this world is that that is the ‘go to’ commentary. They’ve known each other long enough and been friends first!

      • perplexed says:

        Overall money and status do help, but truthfully I think most women are married to goofy-looking men. Might as well marry a goofy-looking man with money and status as opposed to a goofy-looking man without either.

        Though, in my eyes, any man seems better than Donald Trump. So there’s that.

  8. catwoman says:

    Every time I see a picture of TMW James I think there has to be a giraffe in his lineage. He has the longest neck.

  9. scar says:

    Its okay to accept that you fell for the tabloid gossip about how poor Meghan was just being meangirl’d. Its okay I promise.

    • Flufff says:

      Seriously: Tabloids Make Stuff Up, news at 11.

    • Royalsparkle says:

      The optics is awful – for Prince Harry attending a 2d wedding ceremony without his serious palace live in love – picked up and return during pre dark – quite desperate for carol Wisteria aged lethered face middleton sisters.

      • Andrea says:

        I don’t understand this commen, did I miss something about the second wedding ceremony.

  10. TomatoGirl says:

    That’s a funny speech! Exactly what you would expect from the groom’s best man!

  11. Cerys says:

    Nothing really wrong with the speech. It seemed like a typical best man speech – thank the bridesmaids, tell a few risque jokes about the groom and say something nice about the bride.

    • CMiddy says:

      Totally agree. Refer my comment above, people saying he compared her to a dog is just ridiculous. And he had some nice things to say.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Exactly. Par for the course. I thought it was not ha ha amusing but smile worthy.

  12. Paris says:

    The British Sense of Humour

    • Connell says:

      Did anyone see the photos in the Daily Fail of James Mathhews townhouse? In his bedroom, there were nude paintings (from the waist up) of a woman, who looked similar in coloring to Pippa, but not built like her (“D” cup breasts). It didn’t look like her face either. I didn’t think it was Pipps. Can you imagine letting the press in to photo this? Isn’t this embarrassing for Pippa? Maybe she just wants the money and doesn’t care. As far as the best man’s speech, James had to know his best man had this kind of humor. He knew James likes this sort of thing. My take: Matthews has weirdness, and Pippa may not be as lucky as everyone thinks.

      • Royalsparkle says:


        …and that it is TMR James house, which middleton has.no say. I think all that money was.spend on the wedding as.an investment….hoping mags publications sales returns. Carol pips waity had one day celebrity post wedding PR!

      • LAK says:

        That townhouse was in 2006. House was sold soon after that interiors article came out. The old school TV and his relative youth in the photos are a big red flag that this isn’t a recent article. Plus it tells you in the article that it is from 2006!!!!

      • Connell says:

        I am sorry I made a mistake on the date of publication which was relevant to the entire comment. The woman in the paintings looks similar to Pippa. Maybe this woman was the great love of his life (he is 40) and he lost her. Along comes Pippa who bears a strong resemblance, and they marry. I still think James Matthews is odd. Future divorce. Five years top.

  13. Merritt says:

    That speech was mean spirited. The best man basically put Pippa in a crappy situation. Because now she may not want to be around him but if she tries to avoid him, the guy will just use it as ammo and call her a bitch despite him being the jackass.

  14. PettyRiperton says:

    With every joke there is some truth to it. The Middleclass girls do whatever that needs to be done to get that ring, same goes for dogs wanting treats. I see why he compared her to a dog. Kind reminds me of how Will’s friends feel about Kate.

  15. Keri says:


  16. RapidPigeon says:

    ‘Soft-mouthed’ is a super weird description for a human or a dog

    • MinnFinn says:

      It’s not a weird term for a retriever breed dog. It’s a desirable trait referring to the dog not biting down on birds etc. that they bring back to hunter.

      My uncle had an expensive pedigree retriever that would catch baby rabbits on their property and bring them into the house. His mouth was so ‘soft’ that no physical harm was done to them. The dog basically cradled them in his mouth.

    • PennyLane says:

      I think it’s a hunting term. These people all hunt for fun.

      • Royalsparkle says:

        …. the hunt included titled men, wealth – its funny if they knew each other then- suggest carol, pips was hunting for more – title/aristo. Time age caught carol by ‘surprise’.

        Also, TMR James looked fake with the makeup or work done.

    • Erinn says:

      Very common dog description – at least for hunting breeds. I assume he figured it’d sound like he was saying she spoke thoughtfully/softly/kindly before doing the dog reveal.

      Spaniels, retrievers, poodles, pointers – it’s especially desirable in a gun dog because it means that they will pick up and retrieve a bird in a gentle manner. They won’t bite down hard in order to carry the game.

  17. Neva_D says:

    He looks so much older than his age to me. Maybe I just keep coming across shots that aren’t flattering.

    Pippa looked beautiful! I wish her and Terribly Moderately Wealthy a wonderful marriage.

  18. Skins says:

    Does she actually have to sleep with this guy now?

  19. Eggsbenedict says:

    Does he look like a British Anthony Wiener to anyone else?

  20. WendyNerd says:

    The best man is as funny as an orphanage fire, as witty as something my cat coughed up, and has the sense of humor of Gallagher fan. Two of the most basic best man instincts should be “Don’t compare the bride to a dog” and “Don’t talk about the bride’s ass”. At least, those are the instincts of best men with a greater brain capacity than an amoeba. I suppose that’s expecting too much of this one. I’m going to assume he has a family member he calls “Uncle-Father.”

  21. Lainey says:

    Amazing how much of the speech at a private wedding was given to a newspaper.

  22. Kimble says:

    The best man’s speech is supposed to be funny. I think he was spot on for this pseudo
    aristocratic audience

  23. Disco Dancer says:

    Funny how people within their inner circle also point out that Pippa and her sister are always on the hunt and are vain.

  24. KatM says:

    I found it bizarre but Kaiser is right, maybe they didn’t and some found it funny in their circles. I agree also that it is funny that the whole leaked to the press. I was shocked today seeing the photo of the sketch that Kate did which was on the front of the program (on DM). It is actually quite good. If true, and I emphasize the word if, I thought it was kind that James pointed out how talented she is to have drawn that. It made me think two things: he sounds like he might be a halfway decent guy and I hope very much that Pippa does not throw him to the side once she tires of him and B) If Kate is that talented, what a shame she could not have done that as a career of some sort prior to marrying William. I could be wrong about all of this. I do not know any of these people so who knows. Maybe I am in a charitable mood because I am disgusted by what happened in Manchester. The more and more I read about Pippa Middleton, it is glaringly obvious that she is very concerned with being connected socially and how she is perceived in the press. I had not realized how she had dressed up in all these outfits and wrote her own column in magazines and newspapers in the UK. How is she perceived there?

    • Flufff says:

      She’s a bit of a national joke here. Sort of silly wannabe sleb riding her sister’s coattails. Her book and column were both widely derided, and of course everyone knows about the family’s reputation for being climbers. I guess some people have a grudging respect for her sports accomplishments. But mainly she’s considered the same as any other famous for being famous sleb. Sort of a minor Kardashian. I doubt the average Brit ever thinks about her at all.

      • KatM says:

        Well, thank you for making me laugh because today I really did not feel like laughing. I can totally see what you are saying about them being total social climbers. It definitely appears that they have no problem using the fact that Kate is their sister to make money. I highly doubt she would have a book deal or a column if she was not related to Kate. Thanks for letting me know what you all think because I somewhat wanted to vomit when she appeared on the Today Show over here.

    • Anna says:

      @KatM: Your nick here gels with kate middleton 😛 so I am a bit hesistant to comment, but here goes. 🙂
      That sketch ..lol , can the Kate and William/Middleton PR give it a rest.
      We have already seen her art knowledge (do they still make Faberge eggs?), her photography skills. And now this.
      This is what Kate drew when asked to draw her Norfolk home – http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7738963.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Kate-Middleton-draws-picture-of-royal-home.jpg

      Maybe she was being condesending as this was done in India (where when told about poor children, she literally replied ‘gosh, how interesting’ ) But no way did she draw that church on the invite, there are many apps for that.
      And while you are right, James sounds sweet addressing her but if your read the entire leaked speech, it is very odd that he thanks only Kate for the loan of 2 very beautiful children [??] and not the other parents. Considering Kate didnt even bother to look after the other kids as matron of honor, this was even more bizarre to highlight only her “2” children. But then again whi knows if this was the actual speech 🙂

      • KatM says:

        Well, maybe she traced it from something…hahaha…..I was trying to give her the benefit of the doubt. I have no real affection for any of these people, believe me. I was just saying that it seems like a shame if she has a talent for art and never used it fully. It is obvious that none of the children have had to “work” typical jobs. When you live in a million dollar home paid for by your parents in London, I doubt they have ever experienced what it is like to struggle to pay bills etc… : )

      • Taxi says:

        They do make Faberge eggs. Imperial Faberge eggs are 100+ years old. The company started making them again recently.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Basic art history knowledge about Faberge, and she flunked it. There she is, having dragged HM down to see the exhibit of the dress (“Horrid” said HM) and surprised her with a camera crew. An exhibit that included selections from the Windsor Faberge collection. The largest personal collection of Faberge on the planet, owned by the family she panted after joining for 10 years. The idea that Kate Middleton shouldn’t know the history of Faberge vs. the pathetic knock-off new things? SMH.

    • Liz Simpson says:

      I do find it incredible mean spirited to attribute all these horrid suppositions to this family.
      Im English though I don’t live there but even I know that a section of society loves to pull down anyone perceived to be ‘grander’ than themselves, with no real knowledge of those they denigrate. It’s very,very British to do so. And of course, tabloids know that salacious news sells.
      Why not try saying the bride looked lovely, the kids were fun, the groom looks a decent sort and the best man, like most best men tried to be funny? Leave it at that and worry about your own lives and how we’d all perceive them if the spotlight was on you?

  25. Dee says:

    I’m not English and I think it is funny. Besides he did not compare Pippa to the dog. He spoke about the dog and then about Pippa. If the listeners (and readers) jumped to the conclusions then it is really up to them. Well, of course, he constructed his speech in that way on purpose, but anyhow.

    Also, I think that the lewd comments in the best man’s speech are some remnants from the ancient fertility rituals. In some countries it is still a tradition to lead the bride and groom to their wedding bed while singing the songs the lyrics of which can’t really be repeated in a polite company. This speech pales in comparison. 😀

  26. Anna says:

    C’mon that is not a bad speech. And he is not comparing her to a dog. Nor was there anything lewd. And given how much of mythology has been built around this wedding, who is to know that the best man’s speech was even this! But the rings in the shower cap snippet ws very funny! And mostly he seems to say sweet thinsg to Pippa…well done Pippa. Harry’s best man speech for William is reported to have mentioned that Kate seemed impressive to Harry as she had great pins (legs)! That to me seemed awkward (given also the 10 possible years where they may have known more about each other lol) and not this speech.

  27. KiddVicious says:

    So many wedding photos and I still have no idea what his parents look like. Or if he actually has any. It looks as if Pippa is the only one with immediate family there.

    Are there any photos of her reception outfit, or the cake?

  28. Zondie says:

    My son was co-best man at his friend’s recent wedding. He and the other best man spent months researching and working on their best man speech. They avoided off-color jokes or anything that could be insulting to the bride or families. All in all, a much better, heartfelt and original speech than this nonsense above.

  29. ABC says:

    No way will Pips be honeymooning in Scotland – at least not yet. It’s not hunting/shooting/fishing season time, the place is CRAWLING with tourists and the Highland Cross (big race she actually took part in one year which goes through ‘their’* land) is in a few weeks time. It’d be a nightmare and the Estate needs the tourist money so won’t be closing down anytime soon for any newly weds, ‘owners’ or not. I know, I used to live nearby and it’s nuts this time of year.

    * I use the term ‘owners’ very loosely. We Scots have the right to access anywhere and everywhere we darn well choose, although we mostly stay out of other people’s gardens. To say Pips ‘owns’ Glen Affric is maybe literally true but then there’s probably someone who ‘owns’ the Lake District, Central Park or Westminster Bridge. The fact of holding a piece of ownership paper in those places doesn’t mean stuff all to anyone and you can’t keep people out. They’ll be sharing their honeymoon with some hairy hikers and a bloke in a tent whether they like it or not. St Barts definitely sounds a better option. At least it probably won’t rain.

    • LAK says:

      When best man mentioned James meeting Pippa in Scotland, my first thought was that they might have met as a result of the Highland Cross race because i remember seeing pictures of Pippa taking part in a race in the Highlands though it wasn’t clear if it was her first time or something she participates in regularly.

      I wonder that she’s never tried for the London marathon or has she? Ditto James.

      Speaking of hunting/shooting/fishing season, Carole doesn’t have to re-create a royal boxing day shoot anymore or worry about getting a ‘royal discount’ now that there is an estate in the family.

      Ditto hotel in St Barts.

      • notasugarhere says:

        The 2009 meeting also supports your theory about how he has been in the background while she went after other men for 5+ years. Looking for her lucky title and strike, with him before and after each. Lucky Nico got away.

  30. CynicalCeleste says:

    “Wait, Pippa and James first met in Scotland in 2009? I thought they first met in St. Barths, where the Matthews family owns the Eden Rock Hotel?”
    I *think* the story is that they met years ago, ostensibly Scotland 2009, and parted ways. Then in 2015, the Middleton clan visited Eden Rock – this is when the deal must have been brokered.

  31. perplexed says:

    “I’m a bit surprised by all of the anger and accusations being tossed around following Pippa Middleton’s wedding. Not to defend the British and American tabloids too much, but they were doing their jobs and they were trying to provide interesting content.”

    I don’t see anyone levelling anger at the tabloids. I think people are simply saying they don’t believe anything that was said, since, well, none of what they were reporting turned out to be true. I suppose their job is to provide interesting content, but if none of it turns out to be correct, people have a right to say “Hey, wait a second, that didn’t happen but everyone said that it would…”

    Personally, I’m not even sure what to believe about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle either anymore, based on the coverage of Pippa’s wedding.

    The best man’s speech didn’t strike me as awful, but maybe I’ve watched too many British movies. Those speeches where people go on and on about the love story between two people — maybe those speeches are a bit of a jinx.

  32. Starlight says:

    How wrong I was I thought Pippa had redeemed herself by organising each detail herself, isn’t she involved in some party wedding organisation. With a book that failed to sell on promoting parties or picnics etc she could have shown how she had the talent, but maybe she doesn’t. I thought she had a good six months to organise this and aren’t the Midds involved in party tableware and James sweetie Bon bons. It could have been their day to shine, but heaven forbid they got in a Hollywood PR guru and some very expensive European flower guru. Kates simple drawing on the order of service a lovely touch, simple and free reflecting talent. Pippa could have reflected any talent instead the glory goes to out sourced organisers. Yes she would have stamped her approval and chose what she wanted but to do it on your own isn’t that difficult, choose the flowers liaise with a reputable florist and their are some amazing artist florists who would have done it for a fraction. But maybe the wedding got all too big too commercial too celebrity.