As expected, the children were charming at Pippa Middleton’s wedding today.
This is the headline of The Sunday Times:
The story noted that “…it was the gaggle of eight pageboys and bridesmaids — including Prince George and Princess Charlotte — who caught the eye.”
Kate and others chaperoning the children were not alone. Below, George and Charlotte’s nanny, Maria Borrallo, arriving at St. Mark’s Church this morning before the service.
As everyone headed into the church the Duchess had one word: “Shh.”
From Bethan Holt’s Daily Telegraph story:
Pippa Middleton opted for very traditional outfits for the gorgeous gaggle of children who acted as her attendants for her wedding to James Matthews today.
The wedding party, which included Countess Philippa Hoyos, Lily French, Avia Horner and Princess Charlotte as bridesmaids and Casimir Tatos, Edward Sebire, William Ward and Prince George as pageboys all wore bespoke outfits by Pepa & Co.
Wouldn’t you like to know what the little girl on the right side of this photo is looking at?
Charlotte appears to be mimicking her mother here.
It looks like Charlotte might have gotten a little help with her flowers from her big brother.
The page boys throwing flower petals on the path leading out of the church. (I’m not sure this is on Prince George’s list of favorite ways to spend Saturday afternoon.)
The Duchess corralling the children after the service.
Kate seemed to have them well in hand.
A sweet moment outside the church.
As mentioned in The Telegraph story, the children were in ensembles by Pepa and Company, a brand Kate favors that they have worn before.
Princess Charlotte and the other flower girls wore ivory silk dresses with a frilled collar and nude pink sash; there was matching trim on the sleeves and neckline. The bodice has a vintage-style lace panel, and there is a petticoat with lace trim to provide volume.
This offers a view of the frocks from the back.
UPDATE MAY 21: Charlotte and the other bridesmaids wore the Angelica Strap shoe by Papouelli. The color is called nude pink; the leather was made in a color created specifically to complement the girls’ dresses.
The style is available in a number of colors; several have the grosgrain ribbon trim like those worn yesterday, others do not. Prices for the style start at £69 (about $90) and sizes 24 – 34. Charlotte’s pair was custom-made in her smaller size; that size will be added to the range but right now it is only available by special order. You may recognize the shoe brand, Papouelli also made the Barnie loafer that George has worn.
Now for a closer look at Prince George’s outfit.
Prince George and the other boys wore ivory double-breasted silk pleated shirts and knickerbockers made of pale Olive Vienne silk, with matching cummerbunds.
All of the children carried baskets filled with flower petals, and all wore ivory opaque tights from Pepa and Company. I don’t see ivory tights on the website, but this link shows the brand’s other colors and styles.
This afternoon Pepa and Company launched its exclusive Celebration collection, with formal styles for children.
There are pieces for boys and girls, many much like those worn today, but they are not identical items. Charlotte’s dress is similar to the Girl’s White Dress with Pink Silk Sash (£280, about $375). But this dress does not have the lace inset panel on the bodice or decorative trim at the sleeve cuffs.
The shirt available for ordering is called the Double-breasted Peter Pan Collar Shirt (£89, roughly $115). It is not silk like the shirts worn by the wedding party, but a linen/cotton blend.
The other distinction between George’s shirt and those available for purchase: the collar and cuffs on the page boys’ shirts were piped with coordinating trim and the buttons were covered in coordinating fabric.
The Pageboy Silk Knickerbockers (£94, that is roughly $125 at today’s exchange rates) are much like those worn by today’s attendants. The knee-length pants are made of silk dupioni with a back elastic waistband and buttons at the cuff. The matching cummerbunds (£34) are pleated with self-covered buttons.
Page boys wore the Celebration shoe in beige (£58, roughly $75), a basic blucher style.
Back to The Telegraph piece:
No doubt the adorably traditional looks which Prince George and Princess Charlotte were seen in today will spark a renewed trend for classic bridesmaid and pageboy looks at weddings across the world, in keeping with the trends which the royal toddlers have already set: the pieces they wear regularly sell out.
We leave you with this darling picture of Princess Charlotte.
And a smiling Prince George.
UPDATE: Several of you commented/emailed that some of the boys Pepa & Company ‘Celebration’ styles are modeled by children who were actually in the wedding. You were absolutely right, one of the pageboys is seen online wearing pieces in the “Pageboy Look 1” photos.
I *believe* this is Casimir Tatos; Pippa is his godmother. (If no, then it is either Edward Sebire or William Ward.)
UPDATE JUN 2: The boy modeling the Pepa & Co. clothing is William Ward, not Casimir Tatos as I originally thought.
And a video with footage of the children.