Carole and Michael Middleton were joined by their children James and Pippa on a rare public appearance as they attended the royal wedding in Windsor today.
The family beamed as they arrived at St George’s Chapel ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today.
Carole, 64, and Michael, 69, were joined by James Middleton and his girlfriend Alizee Thevenet, alongside Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews.
Daughter Kate Middleton, 37, was the only family member not to attend the wedding.
Carole and Michael Middleton arrived with their family on a rare public appearance for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston
Carole looked elegant as she arrived at the wedding alongside her family and other members of the royal family.
The grandmother donned a stunning nude Catherine Walker suit dress, alongside a wide brimmed hat.
Kate Middleton’s mother wore her short hair curled beneath a wide brimmed matching hat, and finished the outfit with a nude clutch bag and stiletto heels.
Meanwhile husband Michael kept his own outfit fairly classic, donning a pair of black tails.
Carole and Michael arrived together alongside their children Pippa Middleton and James Middleton
The couple were joined on the rare family appearance by James Middleton and his girlfriend Alizee Thevenet and Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews.
It is among one of the first occasions we have seen the 32-year-old brother of Pippa Middleton in public with French financial expert Ms Thevenet, 30.
In January, James made his Instagram account public, but usually shares pictures of his nature walk and beloved dogs. But his latest post shows him cosied up to his girlfriend.
The smiling couple, who started dating last year, looked besotted in matching red jumpers out at sea. ‘Sail away with me,’ writes entrepreneur James.
Michael and Carole Middleton smiled as they arrived at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston
Meanwhile Pippa is close friends with Thomas, who attended her wedding to James Matthews in May 2017 alongside Lady Gabriella.
Kate Middleton’s younger sister arrived alongside her family and husband, seemingly left baby Arthur at home.
Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, is due to marry Thomas Kingston in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
James’ sister Pippa is also in attendance, alongside her husband James Matthews.
Carole wore a stunning nude Catherine Walker suit dress, with delicate flower detailing across the chest
Prince Harry even made a surprise appearance at the wedding, arriving just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with wife Meghan – and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary.
He arrived with Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, who is married to Lady Gabriella Windsor’s brother Lord Frederick.
The ceremony began at noon, conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner.
It is the third royal wedding in the 15th-century venue in less than a year following the star-studded nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October.
Pippa Middleton joined her husband James Matthews for the royal event. She is said to be close friends with the groom, Thomas Kingston
James Middleton was accompanied by his new girlfriend Alizee Thevenet in the rare public appearance
The Duke of Cambridge, president of the Football Association, is not expected to attend the wedding due to the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford on Saturday evening.
Lady Gabriella, 38, who is known as Ella, had been dating Mr Kingston for a number of years when he proposed last summer. Her father, Prince Michael, is the Queen’s cousin.
Not a working royal, she is employed as an arts and travel director for brand company Branding Latin America, based in Knightsbridge, London.
Mr Kingston is a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for companies in ‘frontier economies’ and is a close friend of Pippa Middleton.