Prince George kicked up a fuss at his aunt’s wedding today after his mother appeared to tell him off for stepping on the bride’s dress.
The three-year-old made an adorable page boy at Pippa Middleton’s wedding to billionaire hedge fund manager James Matthews in Englefield, Berkshire this morning. His two-year-old sister, Princess Charlotte, acted as bridesmaid.
But it seems that after an hour in church the excitement became a bit much for George and he received a telling off from his mother after the ceremony.
Video, shot as the newlyweds are leaving the church, appears shows the young prince and his sister skip onto the train of his aunt’s £40,000 wedding dress
His mother immediately grabbed George and appeared to give him a small telling off. He was later pictured looking sulky outside the church as a patient Kate tried her best to calm her son
Prince George received a royal telling off from Kate today following the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton to James Matthews
The little Prince was seen in tears after the incident while Princess Charlotte inspected her white basket, which had been filled with flower petals
Video, shot as the newlyweds were leaving the church, appears shows the young prince and his sister skip onto the train of his aunt’s £40,000 wedding dress.
Kate immediately grabbed George and appeared to give him a small telling off.
He was later pictured looking sulky outside the church as a patient Kate tried her best to calm him.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who was keen to keep the peace, had to give George a stern word after he became grouchy after an hour in church
After his telling off George calmed down and Kate offered him a comforting hand as they made their way to the wedding cars
Princess Charlotte well and truly stole the show at her aunt Pippa’s wedding on Saturday as she acted as bridesmaid on her big day
However, when George continued his tantrum he received a rare public telling off from his mother, who it seemed was eager to prevent anything from disrupting her little sister’s big day.
The behaviour of the young page boys and bridesmaids was nothing compared to the antics of William in 1986 at the Duke of York’s wedding to Sarah Ferguson.
The young royal fidgeted, yawned, poked out his tongue and pulled faces at the bridesmaids.
The behaviour of the young page boys and bridesmaids was nothing compared to the antics of William in 1986 at the Duke of York’s wedding to Sarah Ferguson (left and right). The young royal fidgeted, yawned, poked out his tongue and pulled faces at the bridesmaids
Dressed in a straw boater and a sailor outfit, a nod to the Duke of York’s naval career, the prince was just four years old, around the same age as George.
The royal pageboy was described by David Dimbleby, who commented on the live televised service, as looking ‘rather doubtful and rather cross’ as he held his cousin Laura Fellowes’s hand as they walked up the aisle in Westminster Abbey.
He later rolled his order of service into a trumpet, scratched his head, covered his face with his fingers and poked out his tongue at Laura, and left the abbey with his hat almost falling off.
Prince George was then spotted sulking following his telling off – clearly less than thrilled with his position as pageboy
Prince George also joined his sister in the bridal party as a pageboy and could be seen scattering white petals at the feet of the newly wed couple Pippa and James Matthews
Prince George and Princesses Charlotte were met by plenty of coos from the crowd as they made their way into St Mark’s Church in the village of Englefield on Saturday.
The royal siblings take the role of page boy and bridesmaid as Pippa is said to dislike the term ‘flower girl’ despite that being the tradition for younger members of the wedding party.
For the little girls Pippa had chosen cream coloured dresses with puffed sleeves and a blush coloured sash around the waist complete with a floral crown.
For the boys the new Mrs Matthews opted for golden pantaloons and a double breasted cream shirt with a Peter Pan collar and white stockings.
One of the page boys (see here on the far right) took his flower scattering duties very seriously, appearing very enthusiastic as he left the church
Feeling broody yet Pippa? The bride could be seen looking lovingly at her bridesmaids as she left the church with her new husband
Like her sister Kate, the bride decided to have only little ones in her bridal party — at 33, many of her friends are married anyway.
Pippa stunned in a high necked white bridal gown designed by Giles Deacon and a classic bridal veil as she prepared to say her nuptials to multi-millionaire fiance James Matthews.
This is Charlotte and George’s first ever wedding and the enormity of the occasion is sure to take it out of the tots.
The youngsters in the bridal party seemed fascinated by Pippa gathering outside the church to admire her exquisite dress
George and Charlotte were escorted by their mother the Duchess of Cambridge who was a vision in a pale peach dress from her favourite designer Alexander McQueen
While he had become rather sulky earlier George seemed thrilled at the prospect of riding in a wedding car with his sister in order to make his way over to the reception
George appeared to have totally cheered up from his earlier tantrum as she peered out of the window of the vintage car
The excitable prince could be seen waving to the cameras as he was joined by his mother and sister in the classic vehicle
At a young age it was no surprise to see Charlotte stay close to her mother during this morning’s celebrations, making a charming picture as she held hands with Kate
Kate was sure to keep a close eye on young Charlotte who seemed keen to join in with the older children following the ceremony on Saturday
Despite the fact that she was wearing a dress worth hundreds of pounds the Duchess seemed less concerned with her outfit and more interested in caring for Charlotte
George, however, stepped away from his mum appeared to be making new friends today as he was pictured socialising with the other pageboys
Pippa and James looked on with pride as the group of youngsters made for a picture perfect wedding photo as the newlyweds left the chapel
Prince George appeared to be taking his pageboy duties very seriously on Saturday as he helped to sprinkle petals before the bride and groom
The young royal appeared to be taking his page boy duties very seriously and could be seen helping Charlotte with her blossom wreath as they entered the church.
Aside from Charlotte and George Pippa had a further three page boys Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire and William Ward and three more bridesmaids Countess Phillipa Hoyos, Lily French and Avia Horner.
Luckily for the youngsters there is a plan for an interval at the wedding — and an outfit change — so it’s thought Pippa is stopping proceedings around 3pm, so everyone can nip home for a nap before the black-tie do kicks off around 7.30pm.
Prince William appeared to abstain from parenting duties at the ceremony, instead forming a new friendship with bets man Spencer Matthews
While Prince William enjoyed making the acquaintance of Spencer Matthews the Duchess of Cambridge spent her time caring for her increasingly impatient children
Prince George appeared to be helping out his younger sister who was carrying a blossom heart matching her floral headband
Princess Charlotte appeared to be very giddy as she prepared to accompany her aunt down the aisle
Charlotte looked adorable in a white puffed sleeved gown and a flower crown while the young boys smartened up in golden pantaloons
Prince George seemed to be taking his page boy duties very seriously on Saturday not breaking concentration as he left the church
Today saw George enjoying the company of other young boys his age which is rarely seen by the public
PIPPA AND JAMES’S BIG DAY: A TIMELINE
8am – Pippa Middleton and her bridal party preened themselves ahead of the big day. Richard Ward – Kate’s hairdresser – tended to Pippa’s tresses
10.30am – Guests were greeted by best man Spencer Matthews and ushers, who were wearing morning suits with dusty pink ties, at the archway entrance. Among the first celebrity guests to arrive were ITV news anchor Tom Bradby and his jewellery designer wife Claudia. They were followed by former Byker Grove star Donna Air, James Middleton’s girlfriend and tennis star Roger Federer. Pippa’s uncle Gary Goldsmith waved to the assembled press as he arrived with his daughter. Princess Eugenie, wearing a navy blue dress and cream pillbox hat also waved to the cameras as she was accompanied by her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.
11am – The groom, James Matthews, also greeted guests at the entrance to the church. He appeared relaxed, at one stage sharing a joke with his brother.
11.20am – Mother of the bride Carole arrived with her son James, wearing a peach Catherine Walker outfit.
11.25am – The Cambridges’ nanny Maria Borrallo was then spotted entering the church in her distinctive brown Norland uniform.
11.26am – A minute or so later, two vintage Jaguar Mk IV cars pulled up caring the Duchess of Cambridge in the first car with George, Charlotte and younger page boys bridesmaids, followed by a second car (exactly the same, grey coloured) carrying the other, older ones (they wouldn’t tell us who was who).
11.30am – They were shortly followed by Pippa and her father Michael in an open top gun metal grey 1951 Jaguar Mk V. They spent some time rearranging Pippa’s dress by the archway entrance – both Michael and an attendant – presumably one of Deacon’s.
11.45am – There was embarrassment when a couple of late comers arrived after Pippa had gone into the church. Bodyguards were scrambled to usher them in a side entrance.
12.40pm – The bride and groom emerged just as the sun started shining again, having rained during the 40-minute ceremony.
12.45pm – The pageboys and bridesmaids were assembled at the entrance and then walked out in front of the happy couple, with Kate helping to usher them into position.
12.50pm – Prince George throws a tantrum and Kate steps in to tell him to calm down. Kate ushered them all back into the cars and she went in the car with them as the bride and groom then made their way up to Englefield House on foot, after posing for photographs.
4pm – Pippa and James drive from Englefield House back to Bucklebury and wave at wellwishers along the 1.5 mile drive
Crowds gathered and lined the sides of the road where James and Pippa drove down on their way back to the Middleton mansion after the wedding
Guests have been advised to bring a second set of clothes, though it’s understood the issue of where to change is fraught.
Kate, George and Charlotte are staying at the Middletons’ £4.7 million Bucklebury home, which is completely off-limits to all but family.
George and Charlotte’s Spanish nanny, Maria Borrallo, was seen arriving at the church today in full uniform in order to keep an eye on the tots today.
At a the Queen’s garden party earlier in the week the Duchess admitted that she was ‘worried’ about how her children would behave at the wedding.
Both the bridesmaids and pageboys were handed small wicker baskets filled with petals to be used as confetti
Pippa was a vision in Giles Deacon, posing before the camera, as she arrived at the chapel at around half 11 this morning
Pippa’s bouquet was somewhat understated consisting of several varieties of spring flowers including daffodils and peonies
Kate could be seen trying to keep Pippa’s troupe of pageboys and bridesmaids under control trying to encourage them to keep the noise down ahead of entering the church
The Duchess of Cambridge’s blush coloured dress perfectly matched the floral bowers decorating the church
Charlotte looked a little apprehensive as she made her way into the church on the arm of her nanny
It seems that George was less than keen on attending the ceremony as he held back while his nanny Maria Borrallo ushered him into the chapel
George and Charlotte’s Spanish nanny, Maria Borrallo, was seen arriving at the wedding in her full uniform on Saturday
Guests will now head back to the Middleton family home where a portapalace has been constructed in the grounds for guests to kick back and relax in
However, the children appeared to be on their very best behaviour on Saturday with the Duchess looking proud as they walked down the aisle.
While the royal cuties seemed were good as gold there was one pageboy who escaped Kate’s attention managing to flick a v-sign before the camera on Saturday.
James and Pippa said their vows in a picturesque Berkshire church before a congregation which will include the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince Harry and other close family and friends.
A shy looking Princess Charlotte was lead down the aisle by her nanny as onlookers cooed over the tot
Once their baskets of petals were empty the children were accompanied by Kate to the wedding cars where they will make their way over to the reception venue
The reception is said to be held at the Middletons’ £4.7 million Bucklebury home where a £100,000 glass marquee has been assembled
THE NAUGHTY PAGEBOY WHO FLICKED THE VS
While the majority of the bridal party appeared to be on their best behaviour – however, one of the pageboys couldn’t help but stir up trouble.
As photographers captured their entrance to the church the mischievous bridal party member turned back to flash the V sign at the camera.
The youngster could be seen flashing the v-sign to photographers as he made his way into the church
While the Duchess of Cambridge had done her best to get the rabble to behave – he appeared to escape her attention making for a photo which surely won’t make the wedding album.
Luckily one of his fellow pageboys appeared to be keeping an eye on the cheeky child – holding his hand to prevent any further mischief.
Despite his rather obscene gesture the youngster couldn’t help but appear angelic dressed in a pair of golden pantaloons and a white double brested shirt.
Along with Prince George he was dressed in a pair of white stockings and pale pink pair of brogues.
Meghan arrives just in time for Pippa’s Spitfire show! Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend joins guests for a flypast to kick off the evening reception (but shies away from the camera)
By Ekin Karasin
Meghan Markle reportedly arrived at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ evening reception just in time to watch a majestic flypast by a Word War Two-era Spitfire plane.
Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend, 35, is understood to have joined guests to witness the spectacular aerial display from a £100,000 glass marquee in the Middletons’ mansion in Bucklebury, Berkshire, at 7.15pm on Saturday.
The Suits star was not by Harry’s side for the wedding in the nearby village of Englefield, but made a camera-shy appearance at the lavish reception, E! News reported.
Just hours earlier a beaming Pippa Middleton, 33, married billionaire hedge-fund manager James, 41, in an intimate ceremony at a 12th-century church.
Meghan Markle reportedly arrived at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’s evening reception just in time to watch a flypast by a Word War Two-era Spitfire plane
Pippa and James Middleton went to dizzying heights to entertain guests with the spectacular flypast
The historic airplane soared through the skies against the impressive backdrop of a sunset above the Middleton’s £5million family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, on Saturday
Prince Harry’s actress girlfriend, 35, joined guests to watch the spectacular aerial display
Harry attended Pippa’s wedding earlier on Saturday without Meghan. Pictured arriving at the ceremony with William
The happy couple watched the spectacular aerial display from a £100,000 glass marquee erected in the back garden – just six miles away from the village of Englefield, where they tied the knot
Guests at the evening reception had a stunning view of the aerial display thanks to the vast glasshouse
A skilled pilot masterfully commandeered the plane across the skies as guests watched on from the Middletons’ back garden
It seems that Meghan has been eagerly anticipating the occasion as she has been seen indulging in several beauty treatments in the run up to the big day.
On Friday the actress, who landed in London on Tuesday, was spotted leaving a swanky spa in Soho, London, after a £250 facial ahead of the society event of year.
Prince Harry’s girlfriend looked casual in black leggings, a black hoodie and a grey baseball cap teamed with trainers. She offset her look with a £550 ($795) Clifton Rosewater Small Classic Grain bag by British brand Mulberry, and carried her iPhone in her hand as she left the spa.
It appeared that the actress had treated herself to a manicure as she displayed freshly painted nails.
Meghan arrived in the UK on Tuesday ahead of joining boyfriend Prince Harry at Pippa Middleton’s wedding this weekend.
According to E! News, Ms Markle arrived at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday and was immediately taken to Kensington Palace.
It was initially thought that Meghan Markle may not attend the event as it was rumoured that Pippa Middleton was operating a ‘no ring no bring’ policy as her brother-in-law Spencer Matthews will not be bringing girlfriend Vogue Williams.
The evening reception was reported to be a lavish affair, with a nod to the groom’s Scottish connections in the entertainment and food – the dinner is said to feature haggis on the menu along with Scottish lamb and whisky.