Previously unseen footage has emerged showing the Duchess of Cambridge and her younger sister Pippa Middleton as bridesmaids at the wedding of their uncle, Gary Goldsmith. The then nine-year-old future royal and her siblings all played key roles at the 1991 nuptials, with a very little James Middleton also appearing as a page boy.
The sweet home video shows the two sisters dressed in matching pastel pink bridesmaid dresses and floral headdresses as they celebrate the big family occasion. Kate, who is referred to as 'Katie' in the footage, can be seen waving and smiling to the camera, and is clearly in her element as she poses next to bride Miranda Foote outside St Peter's Church in Burnham, Buckinghamshire.
Pippa, seven at the time, appears to be slightly less enthusiastic. At one point in the footage, she can be seen pulling her floral headdress of her head – getting her hair caught up in the process. James, meanwhile, is on film chewing on his top hat while the family pose for photos with the newlyweds.
Gary has previously spoken to HELLO! about his famous nieces, and is clearly full of pride for Kate. "She is this confident, clever, caring girl who has taken her responsibilities in marriage and job incredibly seriously," he said. "I think everyone thinks she is sincere, in love and doing her job to the best of her ability."
Carole Middleton's younger brother also disclosed that despite being so close, Kate and Pippa are "different". He said: "Kate works really hard at everything. She is brilliant at whatever she turns her hand to, but works at it, throwing herself into everything. Whereas Pip, everything seems to come very easily."
The new footage has emerged just a few months before Pippa herself ties the knot, to hedge fund fiancé James Matthews. The couple are set to marry in May of this year, and it's thought that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will take on starring roles, as page boy and flower girl, at the highly-anticipated ceremony.