Will and Kate posed with their families, bridesmaids and pageboys (from back row left) Tom Pettifer, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Michael Middleton, Carole Middleton, James Middleton, Philippa Middleton and (front row left) Grace van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II, the Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor and William Lowther-Pinkerton in Buckingham Palace.
The Kids Are ALL RIGHT
“They’re very cute kids,” Jo Hansford, the hair colorist to Prince William‘s stepmother Camilla, says of the bridesmaids and pageboys: (from left) Grace van Cutsem, 3, Lady Louise Windsor, 7, Eliza Lopes, 3, Tom Pettifer, 8, Billy Lowther-Pinkerton, 10, and the Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 8. “It’s going to be something really lovely to look back on.”
The Littlest Wedding Attendants
MEET THE BRIDESMAIDS AND PAGEBOYS
In true royal tradition, Prince William and Kate Middleton asked children of their closest friends and family to be a part of their nuptials. The bridesmaids, who wore handmade Nicki Macfarlane dresses of the same silk used in Middleton’s gown, included Lady Louise Windsor, the daughter of Will’s uncle Prince Edward; the Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, also a Windsor; Grace van Cutsem, Will’s goddaughter and the child of his friend Hugh; and lastly Eliza Lopes, the granddaughter of Will’s stepmother Camilla. Equally charming were the pageboys, Billy Lowther-Pinkerton, whose father is the prince’s private secretary, and Tom Pettifer, Will’s godson and the son of his former nanny. But despite how young the wedding party was, there were no tears or tantrums on the big day, and their good behavior was rewarded! Says Jo Hansford, a royal pal: “I think [after the procession], they took the kids to the side and gave them a bag of sweets.”