PRINCE Wills and Harry have arrived at the star-studded wedding of Pippa Middleton this morning, The Sun reports. James Matthews is all smiles as he was pictured awaiting the arrival of his beautiful bride at the picturesque Berkshire church.
High-profile guests including reality star Spencer Matthews, TV personality Donna Air and tennis legend Roger Federer were the first to arrive.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were earlier pictured beginning their journey from Kensington Palace as the prepare to watch Kate’s sister marry her millionaire groom James Matthews.
The Duchess of Cambridge is donning a lightly-coloured hat and silver-drop earrings with her hair in a shignon bun, while a cool Wills is wearing some shades.
Details of the wedding service, reception and celebrations have been kept under wraps by organisers but it’s thought to have cost £250,000. An expensive glass marquee is believed to have been hired for the event, as have vintage cars and modern prestige vehicles – and posh portable toilets.
Reports suggest it will be a lavish affair, with a nod to the groom’s Scottish connections included in his outfit, entertainment and the food, with haggis on the menu along with Scottish lamb and whisky, while there will also be a piper and a Spitfire flypast.
The young royals George and Charlotte will play starring roles as a page boy and bridesmaid, while royal watchers will be waiting to see if Harry brings his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle.
James’s brother Spencer Matthews, a reality TV star who was a regular in the show Made In Chelsea, is likely to be best man.
But Matthews’s girlfriend, reality TV star Vogue Williams, will not be attending due to a “prior engagement”, her spokesman said, adding she “wishes Pippa and James all the best on their special day”.
But it’s believed James and Pippa brought in a “no ring, no bring” policy for the big day – banning any unmarried couples to bring their other half.
Pippa’s brother James’ famous on-off girlfriend Donna Air will allowed to attend – but the groom’s reality TV star brother Spencer has allegedly been forbidden from bringing Brian McDadden’s ex Vogue Williams.
Security is expected to be tight with several senior royals attending, guarded as usual by Scotland Yard royalty protection officers.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We are not prepared to discuss matters of security.”
No-fly zones, banning aircraft including drones, balloons, kites and parachutes, have been imposed over Bucklebury and Englefield between 6am on Friday and 3pm on Sunday.
The details of Miss Middleton’s wedding gown have also been a tightly held secret, with the names of a number of designers being put forward by royal watchers, from Amanda Wakeley and Jenny Packham to Oscar De La Renta, Giles Deacon and Alexander McQueen.
The Rev Nick Wynne-Jones, who is the church’s resident priest, is expected to officiate at the wedding. Yesterday family and friends flocked to the church where security teams were sweeping the grounds.
Among the guests to arrive early for the wedding included the groom’s brother Spencer, with dad David also spotted arriving at the venue.
But the flurry of security activity hasn’t stopped organisers from adding the final touches to the church to make it perfect for the 350 guests – who will include Pippa’s sister Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry.