Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have chosen Prince William and Kate Middleton’s daughter Princess Charlotte to be their bridesmaid and Prince George their page boy at the Royal Wedding on Saturday, 19 May.
Kensington palace announced the news three days before the wedding in Windsor and said on Twitter: “Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen the Bridesmaids and Page Boys for their Wedding on Saturday 19th May #RoyalWedding”
The tweet linked to a page on the royal family’s official website which also revealed a number of younger family members will take prime roles on their big day.
Despite royal fans believing the likes of Millie Mackintosh and Priyanka Chopra would be by her side, it has also been confirmed that the couple have sourced their bridesmaids and page boys, of which there are nine in total, closer to home and from within their families.
Prince Harry’s goddaughters Florence van Cutsem, aged three, and Zalie Warren, two, will join Princess Charlotte as bridesmaids.
While Meghan’s goddaughter Rylan Litt, seven, and her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter, Ivy, four, will make up the five bridesmaids in total.
Ivy’s twin brothers Brian and John, aged seven, will join Prince George as a page boy.
Prince Harry’s godson Jasper Dyer, six, will make up the four children picked as page boys.
The announcement also says that details about the Bridesmaids’ dresses and the Page Boys’ uniforms will be made available on the wedding day.
Their fans raced to praise the decision and promised they’d tune in when the BBC airs the proceedings. Referring to Meghan’s recent family drama, one fan wrote: “It looks like it will be a fun fantastic event against all odds….all the best”
Another said: “Awww how lovley they will all look adorable xxxx”
As a third commented: “ow exciting! And so lovely. Looking forward to Saturday more and more!