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Prince Harry best man, Pippa Middleton maid of honor at U.K. royal wedding

LONDON — Prince Harry will be his brother's best man and Kate Middleton's stylish younger sister Pippa will be her maid of honor at Britain's April 29 royal wedding.

By GREGORY KATZ and TAMARA BALUJA Modified: February 14, 2011 at 8:46 am •  Published: February 14, 2011
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/articleid/3540776/1/pictures/1369225">Photo - This file photo of Nov. 28, 2007 shows Philippa Middleton, sister of Kate Middleton who is engaged to be married to Prince William, in London. Prince Harry has been chosen as his brother's best man and Kate Middleton's sister Pippa will be her maid of honor at the British royal wedding on April 29, their office said Monday Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Fiona Hanson/PA Wire, file)
This file photo of Nov. 28, 2007 shows Philippa Middleton, sister of Kate Middleton who is engaged to be married to Prince William, in London. Prince Harry has been chosen as his brother's best man and Kate Middleton's sister Pippa will be her maid of honor at the British royal wedding on April 29, their office said Monday Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Fiona Hanson/PA Wire, file)

St. James' Palace also announced bridesmaids and page boys for the gala festivities.

The bridesmaids include Lady Louise Windsor, 7, the daughter of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 8, the daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley; Eliza Lopes, the 3-year-old granddaughter of Prince Charles' wife Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall; and Grace van Cutsem, 3, a godchild of William's.

Page boys for the wedding will be William Lowther-Pinkerton, 10, the son of William's private secretary, and Tom Pettifer, 8, another one of William's godchildren.

Details about the bridesmaids' dresses and the page boys' uniforms will be made available on the wedding day.

“Most of the bridesmaids and pages are very much from William's side, although that's not surprising,” said Vickers. “It was very much the same at Charles and Diana's wedding. It's just adorable having 3-year-olds involved. They'll look quite cute scampering around.”

The very idea of having 3-year-olds in a wedding that will be broadcast live to millions around the world may seem daunting, but Little said he expected someone would make sure the youngest bridesmaids don't act up or steal the show.

“Four bridesmaids and two pages seems like a very nice setup,” Little said. “And they have a nice range of ages from 3 to 10. Perhaps 3 is a little too young, but I'm sure the bridesmaids will be kept in line and not allowed to run amok.”


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