With less than 30 days until the royal wedding, there are still a ton of big-day details that have yet to be revealed. Sure, we know how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake will taste down to the buttercream frosting and what flowers will be decorating the big event, but we—and the rest of the world—are still dying to know the deets of the royal bride-to-be's wedding dress, her reception dress (yes, Markle will be donning two fabulous frocks on the big day), and of course, who will make up her bridal party.
While there has been speculation of Markle's BFF Jessica Mulroney playing a big role in the royal wedding (Mulroney has reportedly flown out to England to help her friend plan the big-day details and design her wedding dress), as well Markle's other bestie Priyanka Chopra (especially after the Time profile Chopra just penned about the bride), we're most excited to learn if Kate Middleton—Markle's soon-to-be sister-in-law—has scored a spot in the bridal party. Luckily, new details about the Duchess of Cambridge's role in the royal wedding have just been revealed.
While we always love to see the Fab Four—that's Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton—all together, the latter twosome likely won't both have roles in the royal wedding. While sources say that Prince William will probably stand by his younger brother's side as best man (or 'supporter,' as they're officially referred to in British royal weddings), Middleton has reportedly been relieved of all wedding-day duties, according to Vanity Fair.
“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.” As Will and Kate's third child is due practically any day now, it makes sense that Markle and Harry aren't expecting Middleton to wrangle flower girls or smooth any trains, as the Duchess of Cambridge did during her sister Pippa Middleton's wedding.
The source continued, “They just want Kate to be able to enjoy the day and not worry about anything. Harry has said there’s no pressure on her to do anything. They know Kate will have her hands full.” That's for sure!
There's also a chance that Markle might not have any adult bridesmaids at all. Pippa Middleton standing at her sister's side as maid of honor at Will and Kate's 2011 royal wedding was actually quite unusual for British royal nuptials, as bridal parties are traditionally filled with young children as mini bridesmaids and pageboys—roles we're likely to see Princess Charlotte and Prince George fill on Markle and Harry's big day.
Vanity Fair reports that Markle and Harry want "small people" in their wedding party, so prepare for cuteness overload!