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Everything You Need to Know About Pippa Middleton’s May 20 Wedding

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We’ve been experiencing serious royal wedding withdrawals since Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, tied the knot in 2011. But in two short days, Pippa Middleton and fiancé James Matthews will indulge our commoner’s delight with their May 20 wedding celebration. Break out the ridiculously fancy hats and let the official countdown begin! Here’s everything you need to know about Pippa’s May 20 wedding.

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The Groom

Forty-year-old Matthews is a hedge fund manager and chief executive of London’s Eden Rock Capital Management Group. As a longtime acquaintance of the Middleton clan, he strategically pursued Pippa throughout their ten-year friendship before making it official in 2015. The couple currently resides in a six-bedroom, £17 million mansion in Chelsea.

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The Date

The couple will tie the knot on Saturday, May 20. Duh.

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The Venue

The wedding will take place at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire, which is just minutes from the Middleton’s family home in Buckleberry, where the reception will be held.

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The Ring

Matthews popped the question in July 2016 with a white gold, Asscher-cut stunner, reportedly weighing over three carats! Robinson Pelham, who designed Kate’s wedding-day earrings, is rumored to have designed Pippa’s engagement ring.

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The Bachelorette Party

To mark her last days as a single woman, Pippa, Kate, and the bride’s closest friends opted for a sporty, low-key weekend at an exclusive ski lodge in Meribel, France.

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The Guest List

Approximately 150 guests are expected to attend, including royal siblings Kate Middleton and Prince William, as well as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (who found her way around Pippa’s no ring, no bring rule).

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The Bridal Party

Here’s the scoop: Matthews’ brother Spencer, who starred in Made in Chelsea, will be the best man. And of course, Princess Charlotte will fulfill her role as bridesmaid and Prince George as page boy.

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The Dress

While the designer of the dress is still a mystery, rumors point to Britain’s Giles Deacon, who was seen visiting Pippa and her mother, Carole, with an extra-large garment bag in December 2016.

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