Back To Being A Mother! Pippa Middleton Joins Princes William And Harry At Society Wedding… But Kate And Prince George Are Nowhere To Be Seen

The married couple led the congregation from the church after the hour-long ceremony and they all walked back across a field to the Romney estate

“And they said, ‘Uh-uh, she didn’t meet him at St. Andrews. She met himbeforeshe got there, while she was at school during her sixth form, through some of her friends. They knewPrince Williamand Prince Harry , so there wasn’t any meeting [at school].’ And that, for me, it changed everything.” So, still serendipitious, just not quiteas we had heard it before. Sounds as if Kate was still running in some pretty posh crowds, regardless! Meanwhile, Nicholl wouldn’t go so far as to say that Kate actually had designs on Prince Charles ‘ eldest son when she made the decision to attend St. Andrew’s, saying, “I’m not inside her head.” But she did reveal that the future Duchess of Cambridge was “meant to go” to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, but at some point “she changed her mind.” PHOTOS: Kate & Will’s famous friends Nicholl also wrote in her book, which was recently excerpted inVanity Fair , about Kate’s “first love,” Harry Blakelock. “He was the hottest boy at Marlborough school,” she told Couric. “He was in the year above Kate, a great cricketer, a very talented sportsman, and when Kate came back for her first year of sixth form, she’d emerged into this beauty. She caught the eye of the best-looking boy at school and they actually had a romance for nearly a year and he was her first love, and he broke her heart.” “Oh, that’s too bad,” Couric deadpanned. “Well, I guess she showed him, didn’t she?” Sure enough, all’s well that end’s well: Blakelock ultimately married Kate’s best friend, according to Nicholl, and was among the friendly exes in attendance at the royal wedding. PHOTOS: Prince George’s baby pics Nicholl and Couric also mused about the Middleton mystique, with Couric wondering whether it would “ruin the spell” if Kate started talking to reporters. “Yes,” Nicholl said frankly. “The queen of England has never done one interview and I rest my case on that.” But, she added, “the young royals are interesting, they’re dynamic, they do give interviews.

Princes William and Harry with Pippa Middleton at society wedding Where’s Nico? Pippa looked in high spirits as she walked through the grass and chatted to guests – but her boyfriend was nowhere to be seen The Duke of Cambridge (left) flew solo while his wife and newborn son missed out on the nuptials Prince Harry shot a mischievous look as he attended the wedding of two of William’s close friends But despite the ride in the back of a tractor, Pippa Middleton still managed to look elegant in a teal lace dress by Tabitha Webb, which neatly fitted her toned figure. She finished her outfit with a complementing hat, which was adorned with a peacock feather. The 30-year-old columnist highlighted her tanned skin with a metallic clutch, chunky gold watch and bracelet, and a collection of rings adorning her fingers. Like her sister’s enviable bouncy locks, Pippa’s hair was perfectly teased into loose curls. The glamorous socialite, who wore pink blush and lipstick, was seen chatting to other guests, but there was no sign of her stock-broker boyfriend Nico Jackson. Pippa was rumoured to have got engaged to the 35-year-old during a recent holiday to Mustique – but there was no sign of a ring on her engagement finger at the wedding. Lady Laura Marsham married James Meade this afternoon – and were watched by friends and family and cheered on by wellwishers All smiles! The couple looked overjoyed after tying the knot in the beautifully decorated church, whose entrance was elaborately covered in cream flowers The bride walked from the neighbouring country home of her father, Julian Marsham,who is the the 8th Earl of Romney The Princes and Pippa avoided getting soaked at the ceremony, as the early morning rain gave way to sunshine during the couple’s vows at the rural church late this afternoon. The happy couple have a good friendship with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge that has lasted for years. The son of Olympic gold medallist equestrian Richard, James Meade is a friend of William’s from his days at Eton and is so friendly with Kate that he took her to Badminton Horse Trials during The Split when the couple separated for a while in 2007. Along with Prince Harry, he made a speech at the Royal Wedding. Meade is engaged to Lady Laura Marsham, daughter of the Earl of Romney. Small crowds of wellwishers and royal fans gathered at points outside the churchyard, with cheers and screams for Harry as he arrived and left the service with friends.