The Future King & Queen
The First Courtier
JAMES MEADE, 28
Known as “Badger,” he attended Eton with William. Was seen with Kate, also a pal, at a horse show after her 2007 split from Will.
The Second Courtier
HUGH VAN CUTSEM, 36
Will ushered at the 2005 wedding of this childhood pal-despite a public feud between Hugh’s mum, Emilie, and Will’s stepmother, Camilla.
THOMAS VAN STRAUBENZEE, 28
Will’s pal since Ludgrove prep school, “Van” is the son of former Army officer Alexander and Claire, who runs a charity set up in Tom’s brother’s name.
The First Knight
PRINCE HARRY, 26
The bad boy to Will’s straight arrow, he’s single again after splitting with on-again off-again girlfriend Chelsy Davy. He’s thrilled Will’s getting hitched: “I get a sister!”
The Chief Counselor
JAMIE LOWTHER-PINKERTON, 50
The prince’s polished private secretary guards him fiercely but is the point man for wedding plans.
The Lady in Waiting
PIPPA MIDDLETON, 27
Kate’s socially savvy younger sister shared a flat in college with sons of the Dukes of Northumberland and Roxburghe. Known to hit the town with Guy Pelly.
The Gentleman in Waiting
JAMES MIDDLETON, 23
The youngest Middleton dropped out of college to start his own cake kit company-an offshoot of his family’s party supply business.
OLIVIA BLEASDALE, 28
One of Kate and Will’s roommates at St. Andrews University, “Livvie” was there for the beginning of the royal romance.
The Ladies of the Court
JECCA CRAIG & HOLLY BRANSON
Jecca, 28, daughter of a Kenyan resort owner, was linked with Will around the time he started dating Kate. Holly, 29, daughter of Sir Richard, is just a pal.
The Court Jester
GUY PELLY, 28
He has chaperoned Kate when Will was away, but the London club owner reportedly has a wild streak: He was accused of introducing Harry to pot, which he denied.