PIPPA MIDDLETON this week celebrated her third wedding anniversary, and with countless messages of support, one leading fan page posted a rare and adorable photo of her and husband James Matthews to mark the event.
Pippa Middleton, the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, married James Matthews three years ago this week. Pippa, 36, was accompanied by her father, Michael, as they arrived at a ceremony that would last for 45 minutes.
The picturesque wedding at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire.
There was strict security in place, with villagers being asked to carry ID on the day, and asked not to speak to the press.
However, around 100 dedicated royal fans managed to watch from a distance, giving the bride a roaring cheer as she arrived at the church.
Among the guests were Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and tennis legend Roger Federer and his wife Marika.
Pippa Middleton: The photo shows Pippa and Jack Matthews sharing a kiss after the ceremony (Image: GETTY)
Royal children: Prince George and others at Pippa’s wedding in 2017 (Image: GETTY)
Pippa received relatively little media attention prior to Kate and William’s wedding in 2011.
But on fulfilling the duty of Kate’s maid of honour, several photos of Pippa hit the front pages.
And a subsequent revealing photoshoot on a tennis court only furthered her mysterious and care-free persona.
Pippa has recently fallen off the radar, though.
Kate Middleton: Kate supported her sister by holding her dress at her wedding (Image: GETTY)
Her last major announcement was the birth of her son, Arthur Michael William Matthews, in 2018.
A leading Pippa news account on Instagram @pippa.middleton.matthews with 41k has been following Pippa and the events in her life.
Yesterday, the page uploaded a heartwarming and rare photo of her and James at their wedding to mark their third anniversary.
Royal fans were quick to flood the comment section with compliments and messages of support.
Royal wedding: Pippa married Jack Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire (Image: GETTY)
St Mark’s Church: Pippa pictured with her dad before entering the church (Image: GETTY)
One said: “Happy 3rd anniversary Mr and Mrs James Matthews God bless your marriage and your husband for many years.”
Another drew attention to how quick the past three years had gone by.
They wrote: “Wow that time went quickly. Three years already, happy anniversary to you both.”
A separate user complimented Pippa’s elegant dress, and said: “Great wedding, loved Pippa’s wedding frock.”
Pippa latest: Kate’s sister has in recent years fallen from the media’s radar (Image: GETTY)
Before Pippa fell back into a life of privacy, she appeared on the US’ NBC programme, Today, in 2014.
Today host Matthew Lauer, when talking about Kate and William’s wedding, said: “It was the best of the British pomp and circumstance, what was it like to be in it?”
Pippa replied: “It sounds funny to say but we as family just saw it as a family wedding.
“And perhaps actually I didn’t realise the scale of it until afterwards.
Kate Middleton weather: Pippa holding her sister’s dress at her royal wedding in 2011 (Image: GETTY)
“I had to make sure I helped my sister where I should and looked after the bridesmaids and pageboys.
“But, we really saw it as a family getting together and doing their bit like any family.”
Mr Lauer said: “And people find that extraordinary, that you viewed it as just a family wedding. Did it feel that way to you in the build up?”
Pippa: “Not really – even walking through the Abbey there were a lot of people but I didn’t see any TV cameras.
“To me it was just performing in front of a lot of people and not necessarily the whole world.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK