Mom’s day — and very big night — out!
In a press briefing on Friday, Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate, 36, will join the wedding festivities — her first scheduled appearance since welcoming son Prince Louis, her third child with Prince William, on April 23.
The palace also confirmed that Prince Louis, who will be nearly four weeks old at the time of the wedding, will remain home — but his older siblings, 4-year-old Prince George and 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, are expected to play a part.
The royal brother and sister have previous flower girl and page boy experience, having filled those roles at their Aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding last May.
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“She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another,” palace spokesman Jason Knauf said on Friday. “All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have their support.”
• Reporting by SIMON PERRY