Harry Went to Great Lengths to Bring Girlfriend to Reception

Meghan Markle didn't attend Pippa Middleton's ceremony though
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 21, 2017 11:33 AM CDT
Harry Went to Great Lengths to Bring Girlfriend to Reception
Britain's Prince William, left and Prince Harry, arrive for the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, Saturday, May 20, 2017.    (Justin Tallis)

Privacy-hungry Prince Harry was nearly able to bring his American girlfriend to Pippa Middleton's private wedding reception without being photographed. Nearly. Actress Meghan Markle did not attend the church ceremony Saturday in rural England at which Middleton married financier James Matthews, but she did attend the evening reception. She and Harry were photographed driving up to Middleton's parents' estate for the lavish soiree, which was off-limits to the press. One photo, published Sunday on the front page of the Sun newspaper, showed Harry at the wheel of an Audi with Markle by his side, reports the AP.

Harry, 32, has been dating Markle since last year. He confirmed the relationship in November when he complained about intrusive press coverage. For those who can't get enough of the Middleton-Matthews nuptials, some related reading:

  • People declares the "something old" the bride wore a "perfect callback."
  • People also has a shot of her ring.
  • E! calls the ceremony "beautiful, traditional."
  • The Sun recounts the great lengths—literally—Harry went to to bring Markle to the reception: it was a 100-mile round-trip drive for him to pick her up.
(More Prince Harry stories.)

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