Since Middleton's a seasoned pro when it comes to navigating lavish affairs, one might've thought that she would play a huge role in the wedding of her in-laws. But instead, the Duchess of Cambridge will be kicking back and relaxing at the royal celebration, according to a report by Vanity Fair.
Middleton is due to give birth any day now, roughly a month ahead of the royal wedding happening on May 19. And with a newborn in her arms, Markle and Prince Harry reportedly just want Middleton to take it easy.
“Frankly Harry and Meghan are just happy that Kate will be there given she will only just have given birth,” a source told Vanity Fair. “They have told her there is no pressure on her to do anything, they just want her to enjoy the day.”
Although Middleton won't be sporting a bridesmaid's dress and a bouquet down the aisle, she will most definitely be involved behind the scenes. Her two oldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are both reportedly playing roles in Uncle Harry's big day. And though, a spokesman for Kensington Palace wouldn't elaborate on the details, he did make it clear to The Sunday Times that the wedding would be a "family affair."
But, even in the absence of official wedding party responsibilities, it's clear that Middleton has been a trusted confidant for Markle over the last few months. The two reportedly have a "wonderful friendship," according to Us Weekly. An insider told the magazine that Markle has even brought over “delicious treats” for the pregnant Middleton. While Middleton on the other hand, probably shares plenty of advice with Markle about adapting to the royal family over tea.
Being a treasured guest over the demanding duties involved with being a bridesmaid? I’ll take the first option over the second any day. So, let’s hope Middleton enjoys every second of her stress- free role.