English wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as royals look on

The couple were married in St Mark's Church in Englefield, England overnight.

Princes William and Harry arrived at the church on Saturday together.

"She said that they were all really looking forward to her sister's wedding at the weekend, but she was a bit anxious about how her children might behave", Kate reportedly said during a recent garden party at Buckingham Palace, according to media outlets last week.

Father and daughter had a quiet moment together before entering the church, and church bells rang out as the couple emerged after saying their vows. Both were wearing special outfits when they arrived with their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa's sister.

Pippa finally married James Matthews in a lavish ceremony in St. Mark's church in the picturesque village of Berkshire, but Prince Harry's girlfriend was nowhere to be seen outside the church.

Middleton was plunged into the public eye at her sister's wedding, which had an estimated worldwide television audience of two billion.

Escorted by her father Michael Middleton, the bride looked stunning in a flowing white lace Giles Deacon gown with a long veil. The dress featured cap sleeves, a high neckline, and heart-shaped detail in the back.

The duchess, along with her children, are among the bridal party as bridesmaids and page boys.

It was of course a single dress that nearly had Middleton stealing the spotlight from her sister's 2011 royal wedding, where she served as maid of honor. The news of their joint attendance was thought by many royal watchers to be a sign of how serious their relationship has grown.

It is understood she will only attend the private reception which will be held on the Middleton's estate inside in a glass marquee shipped in from Belgium. Matthews proposed a year later the following July during a weekend getaway. However, Meghan's appearance in London earlier this week, and subsequent visit to a spa, would suggest that she was intending to be there to help celebrate Pippa's big day.

Like Middleton, Matthews comes from a wealthy family.

  • Joanne Flowers