When Pippa Middleton walks down the aisle Saturday at St. Mark's Church in Englefield, it won't be her sister who walks behind her, making sure the bride's train enjoys a smooth passage to the altar.
Rather, Kate Middletonwill remain seated, with husband Prince William, Prince Harry and his date, Meghan Markle, and the rest of her family. But that's not because she was asked and refused to take part, or because she wasn't asked.
Pippa famously served as Kate's maid of honor, launching a thousand headlines of her own with the merest flash of a posterior curve. But Kate never seemed too perturbed—seemingly a plot point in countless fictional weddings—about "Her Royal Hotness" inadvertently stealing a bit of her wedding day thunder. Kate won't be following suit as Pippa's matron of honor because, simply, she wants Pippa to have her own day.