Prince Harry will play Best Man, while Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton has been confirmed as Maid of Honour. The couple will have four young bridesmaids – seven-year-old Lady Louise Windsor, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, eight, Eliza Lopez, three and Prince William’s goddaughter Grace van Cutsem, also three. They will also have two page boys – ten-year-old William Lowther Pinkerton, son of Prince William’s private secretary, and his godson Tom Pettifer, aged eight.
Page boy Tom Petiffer (right) glances up as he waits with bridesmaids and page boys inside Westminster Abbey before the marriage service of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, 29 April 2011.
The Pages are wearing a uniform in the style of that worn by a Foot Guards officer at the time of the Regency (the 1820s). The uniform draws its insignia from the Irish Guards, whose Colonel is Prince William.
The tunic is Guards’ Red with gold piping, Irish shamrocks are on the collars and its buttons are arranged in fours, denoting the Irish – or Fourth – Regiment of Foot Guards. The buttons feature the Harp of Ireland surmounted by the Crown Imperial. The breeches are ivory and are worn with white stockings and black buckle shoes
The Pages will wear a gold and crimson sash (with tassel) around their waists. The sash is worn by officers in the Irish Guards when in the presence of a Member of the Royal Family.
The uniforms were designed in the Royal Household and were created by Kashket and Partners, who have also fitted Prince William’s uniform for his Wedding Day. The collars and cuffs were created by the Royal School of Needlework.