Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, reportedly left Meghan Markle off her wedding guest list due to concerns from her mum Carole.
The book 'Finding Freedom' suggests that Pippa and Carole were worried Prince Harry's wife Meghan's attendance might steal the limelight from the bride on her big day.
Pippa married James Matthews, the brother of former Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, in St Mark's Church, at Englefield Estate, Berkshire, in 2017.
At that time, Meghan had only recently arrived on the scene of the royal family, as she started dating Prince Harry in 2016. They would go on to wed in 2018.
Meghan had planned to attend Pippa's wedding to James Matthews, even purchasing a new outfit and hat for the occasion. However, a decision was made that she should not attend the ceremony.
The authors of 'Finding Freedom' also mention a headline comparing Pippa and Meghan's bottoms on the morning of the wedding, which was the final straw.
The book reveals: "Harry and Meghan agreed that she couldn't possibly turn up at the church, only fifty metres away from a specially arranged media pen, after such a crass cover story.
"If they worried their arrival might create a media circus despite taking every precaution, now they had no doubt that it would. Meghan's church outfit and Philip Treacy hat would have to be worn another time."
Instead of going to the church, Harry dropped Meghan off at a friend's Airbnb. While there, Meghan got ready for the reception and waited for Harry to return so they could have lunch together before heading back to the Middleton's house for the evening celebrations. But things didn't go as planned.
Scobie and Durand write: "Sitting together in the custom glass marquee that has been erected on the eighteen-acre property should have been a fun night for the couple, but, per Pippa's request, no couples sat together."
Fast forward a year, Pippa and husband James, along with Carole, Michael and James Middleton all attended Meghan and Harry's big day at Windsor Castle. Now, Pippa and James are parents to three children – Arthur, Grace and baby Rose.
Relations between Meghan, Prince Harry and the rest of the Royal family are thought to be at an all-time low since the couple launched a number of attacks on the institution that they left in 2020.
These came in the form of an interview with Oprah Winfrey, a docuseries on Netflix, and Harry's bombshell memoire, Spare, which was released in January.
OK! has contacted Pippa Middleton and Meghan Markle's reps for comment.
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