Kensington Palace announced the royal wedding party — and we didn't see this coming
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have the cutest group of bridesmaids and page boys on their royal wedding day — 10 of them, in fact — and they’re all kids!
Kensington Palace announced the news on Wednesday, May 16th, amid the drama involving Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, who said he is not attending the wedding or walking his daughter down the aisle on Saturday, May 19th. With just three days to go until the big day, wedding preparation is in full swing — preparations for the flowers and the cake are already underway.
Leading the pack of bridal attendants are royal siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3. Harry’s royal nephew and niece will reprise their roles from their aunt Pippa Middleton’s wedding last May. Several of Harry and Meghan’s godchildren and children of their friends will also serve in the bridal party.
Here’s who will be joining George and Charlotte in their bridal party duties:
Miss Florence van Cutsem, 3, daughter of Alice van Cutsem and Major Nicholas van Cutsem, and a goddaughter of Harry. Florence is also the cousin of one of Prince William and Kate’s most memorable bridesmaids, Grace van Custem.
Miss Remi Litt, 6, and her sister Rylan, 7, daughters of Benita Litt, LA-based brand curator and bag designer, and Darren Litt. Both girls are Meghan’s goddaughters.
Miss Ivy Mulroney, 4, the daughter of Jessica Mulroney, a stylist and friend who has been helping Meghan, and Benedict Mulroney, who is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
Miss Zalie Warren, 2, daughter of Zoe Warren and Jake Warren, and a goddaughter of Harry.
Jasper Dyer, 6, son of Harry’s old friend and mentor Mark Dyer and his American wife Amanda.
Twins Brian and John Mulroney, 7, the brothers of Ivy and son of the Mulroneys.
The palace says the designer of their their outfits will be revealed on the day of the wedding.
As Kensington Palace announced at a briefing earlier this month, Meghan has decided not to have a maid of honor.
“She has a very close-knit circle of friends and she didn’t want to choose one over another,” a palace spokesman said. “All have been actively involved in helping her prepare for the day and will be there in the days beforehand. She’s very happy to have their support.” Harry, however, will have a best man. His older brother, Prince William, will stand by his side just as Harry did for William on his wedding day in 2011.