People Magazine
May 23, 2018 12:15 pm
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Leave it to Princess Charlotte to secretly run the show on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s big day.

Fans loved when she stuck her tongue out in the car and did her royal wave on the steps of St George’s Chapel on Saturday, May 19th, but it turns out that behind the scenes, Charlotte, who served as a bridesmaid in the wedding, took control of the other children in the wedding party.

The 3-year-old also had her trusty nanny by her side to help keep everyone in line — and nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo used a trick many parents can relate to: candy.

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“I was sitting right in front of [Maria] and she was bribing the youngest bridesmaid with Peppa Pig and Smarties,” the guest says, “which was quite funny.”

Charlotte is an experienced bridesmaid at this point, having served as one in aunt Pippa Middleton‘s wedding to financier James Matthews last spring. She and her brother Prince George, a page boy during both Pippa and Harry’s weddings, made their way down the aisle at St Mark’s Church in Englefield in cute outfits by Pepa and Co. last May.

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This time around, Charlotte and the other five bridesmaids wore timeless white Givenchy dresses. They also wore white Aquazzura shoes monogrammed with the bridesmaids’ initials and flower crowns the featured Princess Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots.

“She looked very happy and content to be there,” the guest added of Charlotte.

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