The coronavirus pandemic has shuffled many plans this year – including Princess Charlotte’s latest bridesmaid chance, a cherished role by any little girl.
The daughters of Prince William and Kate Middleton, five, are expected to attend the wedding reception at the school teachers’ wedding to her godfather.
According to The Sunday Times, the wedding of Thomas Van Straubenzee to Lucy Lanigan-O’Keeffe is now taking place.
The couple – who were planning to step down the aisle in April – finally married on July 24 at Chelsea’s Old Church in London with a limited congregation.
Along with Charlotte, the Duke of Cambridge also came to open the big day of his friend van Straubanzee.
However, only the 32-year-old bride and the 38-year-old groom’s parents and siblings were present due to continued locking of the door.
Cambridges are thought to have played a matchmaking role between Van Straubenzee, a partner in the private office of real estate agent Knight Frank, and Lanigan-O’Keeffe, who is the assistant principal teacher at Thomas’s Clapham, Sister school with Battersea Charlotte Academy. and his brother Prince George in attendance.
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The Duke and brother Prince Harry became friends with the groom and brother Charlie Van Straubenzee when they attended the Ludgrove School in Berkshire.
Van Straubenzee’s marriage to Lanigan-O’Keeffe, with whom he was expecting a child, is his second, following his divorce from Lady Melissa Percy in 2016 after living together for three years.
Last year, his siblings, also named by The Sunday Times as one of the godfather to the Duke’s son Archie and the Duchess of Sussex.
Charlie Van Straubanzee, a businessman often referred to as the duke’s “wingman”, delivered a speech at the couple’s 2018 wedding.
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In one of their first public appearances as a couple in August 2018, the Sussexes family was seen attending his wedding with cinematographer Daisy Jenks, where I believe the duke plays the role of groomsmen.
News of that secret wedding emerged after Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi got married in a secret ceremony in front of the Queen.
The couple initially had to postpone their big day due to pandemic limitations.
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But thanks to the loosening of door-locking measures in England, they were able to tie the knot at the Royal Chapel of All Saints on the grounds of Windsor Grand Park.
They released two photos, one showing them leaving the chapel and the other, separate from the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
The palace confirms that Wolfie, Mozzie’s son, acts as the best man for his father, and also a handsome young man. Prince Andrew led Princess Beatrice down the aisle.