Here's Why Kate Middleton Might Miss Princess Eugenie's Upcoming Royal Wedding

Hint: It involves her sister, Pippa Middleton

Updated 08/06/18

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The British royal family has been busy this year, from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding to the birth of Prince Louis, and their schedule still remains jam packed in the upcoming months. Next up on deck? Princess Eugenie's October 12th nuptials to Jack Brooskbank at St. George's Chapel. However, Kate Middleton may have to sit this one out for an equally important milestone within her own family—the birth of her sister's first child with husband James Matthews.

Although Pippa Middleton's due date hasn't been officially announced, Express estimates that she will likely give birth this October. In a fitness column for British publication Waitrose Weekend in June, Pippa first confirmed her pregnancy and highlighted her favorite first trimester workouts. This means Kate may be forced to choose between welcoming her new niece or nephew, or attending the royal wedding of her husband's cousin.

Solidifying her "cool aunt" status, Pippa was immediately rushed to her sister's side following Prince Louis's recent birth, and was one of the first people to meet the royal tot. It's likely that Kate will want to return the favor after Pippa's first pregnancy.

However, regardless of how Kate RSVPs to the upcoming family wedding, Princess Eugenie will be taking a wedding cue from the Middleton sisters. Daily Mail reports that the soon-to-be bride has chosen her older sis, Princess Beatrice, to serve as her maid of honor or chief bridesmaid. Traditionally, British royal weddings feature children under the age of 12 acting as pageboys and mini bridesmaids. But, Kate switched things up for her own 2011 ceremony to Prince William, famously electing Pippa to serve as her maid of honor at the ripe old age of 27.

Congrats are naturally in order for both Pippa and Princess Eugenie, but here's hoping the family festivities aren't putting too much strain on Kate and her three-month-old.

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