Though Kate Middleton was a low-key presence at the royal wedding, she may have made her mark on the day's events in the sweetest and most unexpected way. Polo player Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, one of Prince Harry's close friends, may have revealed an unexpected connection by posting a picture of the invitations to the evening reception on Instagram, which features an illustration that looks strikingly familiar. Though Figueras later deleted the post, Cosmopolitan U.K. noticed that the drawing of Frogmore House, where the reception was held, bears a striking resemblance to an illustration Middleton reportedly drew for Pippa Middleton's wedding.
Kate allegedly created a sketch of St. Mark's Church in Englefield, Berkshire, for the order of service when her sister tied the knot with James Matthews last May, and though there was not any official confirmation that Middleton's artistic services were rendered, Reverend Nick Wynne-Jones and her new brother-in-law both reportedly mentioned it at the time.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's evening program reads, "M & H Saturday, 19th May 2018 Frogmore House," with "Information for the evening celebrations" under the illustration that is thought to be the handy work of the groom's sister-in-law. Although no less beautiful, the reception invitations are much more informal than the super-traditional ceremony invites, which were printed in black script on ivory card stock, edged in gold, and embossed with the Three-Feathered Badge of the Prince of Wales in matching gold ink.
The 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge has long held artistic interests; she studied art history at St. Andrews University, is a patron of London's National Portrait Gallery and the Art Room, and has taken portraits of her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
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