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This Is Why (Bride-to-Be!) Pippa Middleton Is the World's Most Famous Bridesmaid: 'Fame Has Its Backside'

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Princess Kate was the epitome of a princess bride, but it was the young woman carrying her train – sister Pippa Middleton – who unexpectedly stole the show at the royal wedding.

Pippa’s figure-flattering Alexander McQueen dress made the then-27-year-old an instant sensation (her derriere was named PEOPLE’s Top Body Moment of 2011!), inspiring multiple Facebook fan pages and Twitter accounts.

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“As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and – you may say – its backside,” Pippa quipped at an event in 2014, adding that the infamous couture “fitted a little too well.”

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Not even best man Prince Harry could hide his smile as he walked the stunning maid of honor down the aisle at Westminster Abbey!

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The form-fitting, ivory satin-based crepe gown had a cowl front and 58 gazar and organza covered buttons, mirroring big sister Kate’s dress.

Princess Kate and Pippa Middleton
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Now, five years later, it’s time for Pippa to take the wedding day spotlight once again – this time as the bride!

On Tuesday, the 32-year-old officially announced her engagement to financier James Matthews.

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Kate and Prince William issued a statement saying they were “absolutely delighted with the news,” while proud dad Michael Middleton said, “they make a wonderful couple and we wish them every happiness together.”

5 Things to Know About Pippa’s Fianc James Matthews!

It’s too early to know who Pippa will choose for her bridal party, and the palace has no further details of how the family will be involved.

But when it comes to who may steal the show at her own wedding, Pippa should look no further than to her own royal niece and nephew, Princess Charlotte and Prince George!