The littlest royals are poised to make their wedding debut

By Simon Perry
Updated July 19, 2016 11:45 AM
London Daily Mirror/AP

Pippa Middleton‘s big day will be the biggest society wedding of next year – and her royal niece and nephew may be the icing on the cake!

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With Prince George turning 4 in July 2017, he could well have a leading role as a page boy or ring bearer in Middleton’s upcoming wedding to hedge fund manager James Matthews. And royal fans have been excitedly pondering if Princess Charlotte, who will be 2 next May, will assume the task of flower girl.

The couple officially announced their July 17 engagement on Tuesday morning, after Princess Kate‘s younger sister, 32, showed off her gigantic sparking ring to photographers as she left her home in Chelsea, London.

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.”

It is 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 if George is in the wedding party he would be following in the footsteps of his dad, who was page boy at the nuptials of his uncle Prince Andrew to Sarah Ferguson. He was just 4 at the time.

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William shared page boy duties at Westminster Abbey that day in July 1986 with his cousin Peter Phillips.