The royals showed up to support a member of Kate Middleton's inner circle as she walked down the aisle

By Stephanie Petit
September 22, 2018 01:32 PM
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The royals showed up to support a member of Kate Middleton‘s inner circle as she walked down the aisle!

Sophie Carter married Robert Snuggs at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk on Saturday morning. The country wedding was attended by Prince William, Princess Kate and their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte (5-month-old Prince Louis was not at the celebration).

Sophie is one of Kate’s closest pals, joining her everywhere from the tennis court to the royal’s exclusive social gatherings. The two are so tight that Sophie was named one of Princess Charlotte‘s godparents in 2015, making it no surprise that Charlotte, 3, was named as one of her bridesmaids. (Five-year-old George also had a role in the wedding as a page boy.)

Sophie has also joined Kate’s family for church in Sandringham, and she’s a regular at royal weddings, including Pippa Middleton‘s nuptials in 2017 and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s wedding this past May.

Kate Middleton, Sophie Turner and girlfriends at Wimbledon in 2008
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Sophie Carter at Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015
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Sophie grew up in the village of Letheringsett, Norfolk — not far from Kate and William’s country house, Anmer Hall.

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Carole Middleton, Michael Middleton and Sophie Carter attend Sunday service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in 2017
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Sophie Carter attends Pippa Middleton’s 2017 wedding
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Sophie Carter attends Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in May 2018
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Sophie’s connections to the royal family don’t stop at her longtime friendship with Kate. She used to date Prince William‘s best friend Thomas van Straubenzee — who happens to be another of Princess Charlotte’s godparents!

In addition, Sophie’s brother Robert married another one of Kate’s school friends, Hannah Gillingham. (Fun fact: Prince William and Kate attended Robert and Hannah’s wedding on their own first wedding anniversary in June 2012!) Hannah recently became a royal godparent herself, to Prince Louis!