Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Tie the Knot — and It’s a Royal Affair!


Congratulations to the happy couple!

Pippa Middleton and financier James Matthews said their “I dos” in a stunning private ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield on Saturday morning — and it was a royal affair.

Middleton, who arrived at the church with her father, Michael Middleton, was a beautiful bride in a custom silk cotton lace gown by Giles Deacon.

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The service was attended by close family and friends, including Princess Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry.

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Pippa’s niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, joined the bridal party as an adorable bridesmaid and page boy. They were joined by fellow bridal party members: Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, Avia Horner, Casmir Tatos, Edward Sebire and William Ward.

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Matthews, 41, got down on one knee and proposed to Middleton, 33, in July 2016 in the picturesque Lake District of northwest England.

The pair first dated in 2012 before subsequently splitting — with the party-planning author later dating Nico Jackson for three years.

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Three months after Middleton and Jackson parted ways, Matthews was spotted by Middleton’s side during a St. Barts vacation with her brother, James Middleton.

Matthews manages a hedge fund and is chief executive of Eden Rock Capital Management Group, which he established more than 10 years ago.

But Matthews isn’t all business — like Middleton, he shares a love of sports. He joined her in a grueling 47-mile Otillo swim-run in Sweden last year.

Middleton first made headlines as big sister Kate’s stunning bridesmaid in her 2011 royal wedding to Prince William.

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The then-27-year-old turned heads in a figure-flattering Alexander McQueen dress, which made her an instant sensation.

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“As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and – you may say – its backside,” Pippa quipped at an event in 2014, adding that the infamous couture “fitted a little too well.”

Now, six years later, Middleton took the wedding day spotlight once again – this time as the bride!



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