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Old 06-21-2016, 12:05 AM
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Do the British ever use adult bridesmaids??? Kate certainly didn't. Nor do I recall his father or Uncles' wedding including adult bridesmaids.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:43 AM
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Pippa was an adult, wasn't she? It's true that the BRF use lots of young attendants, but royals in the past have certainly had adult bridesmaids, if only to control the little ones! The Queen had eight bridesmaids for example, headed by Princess Margaret and Alexandra of Kent, lots of cousins and daily connections, several of them no longer children.

Diana had masses of youngsters to choose from, relatives from the Spencer side and all the children at the nursery school she had worked at, for instance. Her sisters were both married, so wouldn't have made suitable bridesmaids anyway.

I guess it would depend on the bride if she wanted sisters or cousins to be attendants, whether adult or not, though there are bound to be page boys and flower girls there as well.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:19 AM
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Oops I forgot Pippa. Not sure how I forgot her backside But isn't common. Diana, Fergie, Sophie and Anne (first marriage) only had children. Diana's sisters, even if married, could have served as bridesmaids/matron of honor, common enough. Or a cousin or friend. If Harry's bride has an older bridesmaid pretty sure it would be her own family or friend, not his cousin. A bridesmaid/maid of honor is a far more personal choice than flower girls which are usually chosen more on age.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:30 AM
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Sarah Armstrong Jones was 18 when Charles and Diana married so not really a child. Zara had an adult maid of honor like Kate did.

It hard to speculate with Harry since we don't know when or who he is going to marry.

Kate didn't have any young relatives to be in the bridal party. She only has 3 first cousins (2 are adults plus Uncle Gary's teenager) and Pippa and James have no kids yet. Now there are some young godchildren/children of friends near George's age but you don't want just toddlers in the group you need older kids or an adult.


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