During her time on maternity leave, Kate Middleton was spotted on a rare public outing following the baptism of Prince Louis in July. According to People, The Duchess of Cambridge, her husband Prince William and eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte attended the wedding of friend Sophie Carter and Robert Snuggs at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk.
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George and Charlotte served as pageboy and bridesmaid once again. They’re probably pros at this point, especially after an adorable appearance in Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding in May. People reports that the siblings were well-behaved and having fun during the event. “Afterward, George was seen dashing around the churchyard while little Charlotte headed towards her mother, who picked her up and held her as they posed for pictures with Sophie’s family,” a source said. “He was having a great time, running around like the leader of the pack.”
Sophie Carter and Kate Middleton have been close friends for years and even vacation together, the source added. “Sophie has previously joined the Cambridges on ski vacations and has even accompanied Kate to church with the Queen at Sandringham.” Pippa Middleton, whose due date is approaching next month, did not attend. However, her parents Carole and Michael Middleton and brother James were at the ceremony.
It’s a small world for Kate’s circle of friends. People also notes that Sophie once dated Prince William’s close friend Thomas van Straubenzee, who is Charlotte’s godfather. His younger brother, Charlie van Straubenzee, got married in August and is close friends with Prince Harry. Harry and Meghan Markle were guests at the summer ceremony on Markle’s birthday.