James Middleton & Alizee Thevenet are postponing their summer wedding

James Middleton has been with Alizee Thevenet for about a year and a half? A little bit less than that. We first learned of Alizee when they were seen together in St. Bart’s around New Year’s 2019. They got engaged in October of last year. Alizee is apparently “quite clever,” as the Brits would say, and she’s French but she lives in Britain full-time. Honestly, they hyped Alizee so much, I tend to think she’s too good for James, and I feel very strongly that she’s going to be the one financially supporting them when they do get married. Apparently, it’s going to take a while to actually walk down the aisle though – they were planning to marry this summer. They’re postponing their wedding indefinitely. From the Daily Mail’s Eden Confidential column:

While Princess Beatrice still hopes to exchange vows with property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in a small ceremony at St James’s Palace in May, another ‘royal’ wedding is definitely off. I can reveal that the Duchess of Cambridge’s brother, James Middleton, has abandoned plans to marry his French fiancee, Alizee Thevenet, this summer. It would have been one of the society weddings of the year.

‘It’s very sad, but it’s just not practical to hold it in this crisis,’ one of his friends tells me. ‘Holding an AngloFrench wedding is impossible in the coming months and is still likely to be difficult in the summer. They would prefer to wait until all their guests are able — and happy — to attend.’

I disclosed last October that entrepreneur James, 32, had proposed to the 29-year-old City worker, and that she had been wearing a beautiful sapphire sparkler. The couple confirmed the engagement days later. Considered to be one of the most eligible bachelors in Britain, James gave the only reading at the wedding of his sister Kate and Prince William at Westminster Abbey, declaring: ‘Let love be genuine.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“Considered to be one of the most eligible bachelors in Britain…” STAHP. He’s really not! But it’s fine, and I’m glad they’re thinking ahead and not trying to force the whole “we’re getting married NO MATTER WHAT” issue. It’s smart and responsible to just cancel the plans – however tentative – right now. I feel sorry for all of the brides who were trying to get married this month or next month though. You know they’re out a lot of money.

James Middleton and Alizee Thevenet

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  1. Carobell says:

    I get that the tiny hat is probably fashionable and French and chic but seriously, why are you wearing a child’s hat?

    Also, good for them being responsible citizens.

  2. Aria says:

    Who is the friend?? None of the middleton seems to have any friends. Where was keen stans where they trash harry and Meghan for their two year romance in this james only know for few years and he proposed?? I dont know these seems off like edo and beatrice.

  3. Erinn says:

    Good on them for postponing. Quite honestly, there are very few circumstances in which a wedding SHOULDN’T be postponed given the global pandemic. But I’m going to bet a lot of people are going to try anyway.

    • jessamine says:

      Honestly, I have a friend (who is normally a lovely, sane, intelligent woman and has not been the least bit bridezilla-y) whose wedding is in three weeks and she is refusing to cancel/postpone. And having a meltdown over the guests and vendors who are now declining to attend. My partner and I will obviously not be going. A number of older family members are also unwilling. Friend and her mother are now calling guests to yell and bully enough of us into attending to reach some kind of attendance “critical mass” so the wedding “isn’t pathetic” and we don’t “ruin her life.” It’s sad and bizarre.

      • Nic919 says:

        In Quebec someone held a wedding of 350 people and the father of the bride later found out he was infected so now everyone who went is at risk.

        The ultimate bridezilla is willing to risk the death of your guests for a fancy party. That’s just being a selfish asshole at this point.

        I’m not sure where this wedding is located but most places have banned gatherings of more than 50 people.

      • Erinn says:

        GOOD LORD. That’s a shame. I think there are some people who probably are otherwise great, who are trying DESPERATELY to cling to some form of control over their lives. They’ve spent a lot of money, energy and time on the whole wedding thing, and I’m sure it’d be incredibly heart breaking to realize that it was suddenly not going to happen, or not happen in the way you’d invested so much into.

        BUT. They need to respect other people if they want to be respected themselves. If they want to go on with it – go for it. But don’t be surprised when people refuse to attend. Nobody wants to risk their lives for someone else to get a dumb piece of paper and put on a spectacle for a 20 minute ceremony and a party. And the risk of spread is just so high. Get the paperwork done, and throw a gigantic party at a later date if the guests are important to them.

      • Nic919 says:

        I really wonder where a large gathering could even take place right now. Most places have banned gatherings of more than 50 people. And if they haven’t they should be doing it shortly. Covid is all over North and south America, Europe and Asia and it is in most African countries too.

      • jessamine says:

        The venue is in NC and it seems pretty inevitable that the wedding will not be able to go ahead, but it pains me that this is how she’s channeling her energies and that there are other family member encouraging this.

      • Emma33 says:

        The Australian Prime Minister said last night that weddings could go ahead as long as only the couple, the celebrant and two witnesses were there – and they had to follow social distancing guidelines. Also, funerals could only have ten people. Very sad, but thank God we have somewhat decent leadership at this time.

  4. Spicecake38 says:

    She is quite striking in a very simple,not try hard way,she looks effortlessly put together in photos I’ve seen.

    • Becks1 says:

      I agree, I like that she seems to wear minimal makeup in the pictures I’ve seen of her, it gives her a “fresh” look.

    • Harla says:

      I agree! I’ve really enjoyed the clothes she wears and how she wears them, very effortlessly.

    • Chrissy says:

      Her look is very “French” – simply stylish without appearing try-hard , like OTT hats, endless buttons, skin-tight leggings, blow-outs, and ridiculous makeup. She looks fresh, natural and carefree. Nice!

  5. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    We have been planning a May 2nd wedding since last summer. However, we have now postponed it to December. Can’t imagine still trying to keep it on the calendar. That seemed too selfish and irresponsible. Thankfully, every single vendor came through for the new date without any issues. Only money we are out is for printing the new invitations, which isn’t much in the grand scheme.

    • MeghanNotMarkle says:

      I’m glad you’ve been able to move it without too much trouble. It was definitely a smart decision. Good luck with your December date. Hopefully, we will be past this by then and you don’t have to move it again.

  6. JanetDR says:

    Wishing all the best to those who are having to reschedule big events!

  7. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    This was a sensible decision. I wish them much happiness in their marriage.

  8. Carrie says:

    One of the most eligible bachelors in the UK
    Hold my vodkatini

  9. Citresse says:

    Shouldn’t it read: one of the most confirmed bachelors in Britain??

    • Chrissy says:

      Now, now, Citresse!

      • Citresse says:

        Well, either that or a sign from the universe that James should hook up with Beatrice 😉

      • Silas says:


        From your lips to God’s ears! If the Middletons had a personal stake in protecting Beatrice, that would be a gamechanger.

        But James and Beatrice both seem like they need go-getter partners.

  10. Mar says:

    She is really pretty. She reminds me of Gwyneth

    • hunter says:

      Weird, I’ve always thought Gwyneth looks like a frog with bad posture.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Okay hunter I’m sure it’s very necessary to make rude and belittling comments about women’s physical appearance as that’s not in any way reinforcing the patriarchy that oppresses all women . . . Oh wait . . .

  11. Noodle says:

    I wonder who will be producing the Nazi marshmallows at his wedding…

  12. Lala18 says:

    Just gonna say it… I have been reading about so many people having to make the “heartbreaking” choice of changing their wedding plans.

    Um.. last I checked we are dealing with hospitals at full capacity, shortages of life-saving supplies, and the potential deaths of millions of people.

    So, sorry (not sorry) if I don’t give a flying f*ck about your wedding.

  13. Dali says:

    Most eligible, incredible body, hourglass figure blablabla the dm uses these words a lot for many people. Nobody should take it serious what they write.
    It’s their way of writing for their simple minded readers.

  14. Awkward symphony says:

    It’s a sensible decision and was expected considering how the Middletons love their publicity

  15. Suzieq359 says:

    Another royal wedding? Event of the year? Most eligible bachelor? STAHP is right! These Middletons think they are more important than they really are. Catherine and her children are royal, not her family no matter how much they try to position it.