Meghan Markle attended evening reception held in a specially constructed glass ‘palace’ in the garden of Michael and Carole Middleton’s mansion in Bucklebury, England

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Meghan Markle skipped the wedding but reportedly partied with boyfriend Prince Harry at Pippa Middleton’s reception on Saturday (20May17).

There was however, no sign of Prince Harry's girlfriend Meghan Markle who had been expected to attend the ceremony today Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
There was however, no sign of Prince Harry’s girlfriend Meghan Markle who had been expected to attend the ceremony today Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Several sources confirmed that Meghan was in attendance at the evening reception held in a specially constructed glass ‘palace’ in the garden of Michael and Carole Middleton’s mansion in Bucklebury, England.

Newlyweds Pippa Middleton and James Matthews with their young bridal party Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Newlyweds Pippa Middleton and James Matthews with their young bridal party Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Speculation had been rife that Pippa would waive her rumoured ‘no ring no bring’ wedding rule for Meghan, meaning the bride-to-be had requested that guests bring only fiances or spouses. And while some couples did flout the rule – Pippa and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s brother James brought girlfriend Donna Air and Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew and ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, brought longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank – Meghan was a no-show at the ceremony itself at St. Mark’s Church in the nearby village of Englefield.

Duchess Kate helps the bridesmaids and pageboys at the wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Duchess Kate helps the bridesmaids and pageboys at the wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Royal observers speculated that the decision was taken by Harry and Meghan themselves that her appearance at the tiny country church might steal the show on Pippa’s big day.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte best pictures from Pippa Middleton's wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince George and Princess Charlotte best pictures from Pippa Middleton’s wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Prince Harry arrived at the church on foot, alongside his brother Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, while the future monarch’s wife Catherine was attending to their children, George, three, and Charlotte, two, who were a page boy and flower girl respectively at the wedding.

Guests start arriving for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Guests start arriving for Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Since there were several hours to kill between the wedding ceremony itself and the evening reception, there was plenty of time for Prince Harry to make the short drive back to London to retrieve his girlfriend.

Donna Air, partner of the bride's brother James Middleton Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Donna Air, partner of the bride’s brother James Middleton Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

It’s not the first time the couple has celebrated a wedding together – in March (17) they were both in Jamaica for the nuptials of one of Harry’s closest friends, Tom Inskip – but it is the first event the couple has attended in the company of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Tennis champion Roger Federer and wife Mirka Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Insiders are already predicting an engagement announcement for Prince Harry and Meghan this year (17).

Source: film-news co uk

Tags: Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Meghan, Markle, Wedding

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