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Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the thunder at Pippa Middleton’s wedding

The wedding party included Prince George, a page boy at 3, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid. Both wore special outfits when they arrived with their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa's sister.

 Pippa Middleton, the sister of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge married hedge fund manager James Matthews in a ceremony where her niece and nephew Prince George and Princess Charlotte was in the wedding party. (Source: AP)

Pippa Middleton, radiant in a custom-made gown, married a wealthy financier Saturday with a party of senior royals, including her sister, looking on.

She and hedge fund manager James Matthews married at a church in rural England.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to Princess Charlotte after the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, England on Saturday. (Source: AP)

The wedding party included Prince George, a page boy at 3, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid. Both wore special outfits when they arrived with their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa’s sister.

Pippa Middleton arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield. (Source: AP)

Prince William and Prince Harry arrived together wearing formal suits. Matthews, smiling broadly, arrived in formal wear shortly before his bride-to-be.

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Duchess of Cambridge, arranges the train of her sister of her sister Pippa Middleton as she arrives with her father Michael Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church. (Source: AP)

Middleton came to the church accompanied by her father Michael in a vintage convertible. She wore a custom wedding gown designed by Giles Deacon, a long veil by prominent hat-maker Stephen Jones, and a tiara. Father and daughter had a quiet moment together before entering the church.

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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, right, arrives with the pageboys and flower girls for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Source: AP)

Tennis star Roger Federer and his wife were among the guests.

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and his wife Mirka arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. (Source: AP)

Well-wishers and hordes of reporters gathered outside the church grounds on a day of sporadic rain mixed with periods of sunshine.

Britain’s Prince William, left, and his brother Prince Harry arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Also seen Carole Middleton and her son James arrive for the wedding of her daughter. (Source: AP)

The service was conducted by the Rev. Nick Wynne-Jones. Church bells were ringing as the couple emerged after their vows.

After the ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, west of London, a lavish private reception will be held a the bride’s parents’ estate in nearby Bucklebury.

Pippa Middleton kisses James Matthews after their wedding at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, Saturday, May 20, 2017. (Source: AP)

The bride’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, have had an elaborate glass marquee built on the grounds of their estate for the reception. Guests were advised to bring two outfits so they could change after the wedding ceremony.

Britain’s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, right, stands with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, following the wedding ceremony of her sister Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. (Source: AP)

The airspace above both villages has been closed to prevent intrusive press crews from flying overhead or launching drones to get video footage.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews smile after their wedding at St Mark’s Church in Englefield. (Source: AP)

There is speculation Harry will bring his American girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, to the reception. Their relationship has become serious in recent months, with Harry speaking out to ask the press to respect their privacy.