So Meghan Markle seems to have skipped/wasn’t invited to Pippa Middleton’s wedding ceremony at the church yesterday, May 20. But Meghan did joined Prince Harry for the wedding reception at Middleton Manor.
So far, there’s only one car photo of Harry and Meghan, which has a giant glare and you can barely see anything. You can see the photo at The Sun, which also has more details of Harry’s dash to get Meghan:
“LOVED-UP Prince Harry arrived with girlfriend Meghan Markle at Pippa’s wedding last night after he made a 100-mile dash to collect her. The pair were grinning broadly as their car pulled up for the evening bash at the Middletons’ home in Bucklebury. The actress sported a pair of dazzling jewel earrings which caught the evening light as the motor passed. They joined guests partying inside the £100,000 rented woodland theme marquee.
“Their arrival had been eagerly awaited by guests after she stayed away from the wedding – which cost an estimated £700,000 – to avoid upstaging the bride. Instead Harry, 32, left the afternoon celebration early to collect his sweetheart from Kensington Palace where she had been holed up all day…
“He stayed briefly at the champagne reception which followed at grand Englefield House before slipping away at the wheel of a dark grey Audi with a security guard in the passenger seat. The prince headed along the M4 to fetch Meghan from the palace in West London, before returning a couple of hours later.
“A source said: ‘Harry is extremely fond of his sister-in-law. They had a wonderful time at Kate and William’s wedding. He knew this was all about Pippa’s big day and he and Meghan jointly decided they didn’t want to upstage her. Harry went all the way back to London to get Meghan and bring her to the party. He was determined not to upstage Pippa but also really wanted them to enjoy the wedding together. He left as discreetly as possible and travelled with her all the way back up, showing just how serious he is about her. He didn’t want Meghan having to arrive alone, without him alongside her, at the reception.'”
Multiple times on here and over at KMR, I’ve defended Pippa’s decision to invite/not invite anyone she wants, to only invite certain guests to certain parts of the wedding, and give plus ones to whom she chooses. I think a wedding is about the bride and groom, and they can do whatever they want with the guest list. It’s their call. As a guest, we may be put out, but at the end of the day the wedding is about the bride and groom, not the guests.
Having said that, for my own personal enjoyment, I am bummed that Meghan didn’t attend the church ceremony because that means we didn’t get any photos. And that is a bummer for me.
This post is just about Meghan attending Pippa’s wedding reception. Kate Middleton Review has full coverage of Pippa’s wedding.