Pippa Middleton wedding: why Kate isn’t likely to be maid of honor

Veteran royals author Judy Wade tells People that Duchess Kate might not have a major role at her sister’s nuptials.

Having a Duchess and future Queen at her wedding will not go unnoticed and it may overshadow the bride.

“Kate would upstage her sister,” Wade says. “It’s a tricky situation for Pippa. She would want her sister by her side, as who else would she trust to make things go well?

“But if your sister is a future Queen, she is going to upstage the bride and draw attention. Kate would want to be in the background as much as possible.”

At Kate and William’s 2011 wedding Pippa served as a bridesmaid and the media began to take an interest in her from that moment on.

The royal couple will therefore be present at the wedding, but most likely as simple guests.