Flower girls and pageboys from William and Kate’s wedding – where are they now

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary later this month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. As expected from any royal couple, their ceremony was a huge affair attended by around 1,900 guests. Around 600 people also invited to a luncheon hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Ahead of their special wedding anniversary this year, here's a look at the young bridesmaids and page boys who captured the nation's heart on William and Kate's big day and what they're up to now, over a decade after the ceremony.

Lady Louise Windsor

Lady Louise Windsor is the daughter of Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, and William's cousin. Lady Louise is now 18, but at the time of the Cambridge's wedding she was eight.

A student at St Mary's School in Ascot, she will be one of thousands of students to sit her exams this summer.

The young woman is 16th in line to the throne and participated in her first overseas engagement, alongside her brother, James, Viscount Severn, during a trip to South Africa in 2015. It's also been revealed that Lady Louise inherited her grandmother and late grandfather's fondness for horses.

Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones

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Lady Margarita, now aged 19, is the youngest child of the Earl and Countess of Snowdon as well as the only granddaughter of Princess Margaret.

The young royal, who is 25th in line for the throne, was eight years old when she walked down the aisle with Kate.

Currently, a student at Tudor Hall School in Banbury, the teenager is keen on fashion, having attended the Dior Cruise show at Blenheim Palace last year and even modelled for a fashion show in aid of Kids Company, organised by Chelsea Ballet Schools.

Eliza Lopes

Eliza Lopes is the granddaughter of the Duchess of Cornwall and her ex-husband Andrew Parker Bowles. Now 14, Eliza was just three years old when she became a flower girl at William and Kate's royal wedding.

Her parents are Harry and Laura Lopes, who despite keeping a low profile are close to Prince William and Harry. She also has two younger siblings, 12-year-old twin boys Gus and Louis.

Grace van Cutsem

Grace van Cutsem became quite the sensation at age three, when she appeared on the balcony with a scowl on her face, covering her ears as newly wed William and Kate shared their first public kiss.

The daughter of the royal couple's friend Hugh van Cutsem and William's god daughter, Grace is now 13 and mostly kept out of the public eye after her adorable moment during the wedding.

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Her mum Rose Astor does keep people updated about Grace, who is known to attend a private school near her family home in Oxfordshire.

William Lowther-Pinkerton

William is the son of Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, a former aide of Prince William and Kate, who stepped down from his role in 2013.

The page boy who was 10 at the time of the wedding is 21 now and his father is one of Prince George's godfathers.

Tom Pettifer

Tom Pettifer, the son of William and Harry's former nanny, Tiggy Legge-Bourke, was only eight when he sat in the carriage alongside his godfather Prince Harry, as page boy for William and Kate's wedding.

Tiggy, who currently lives on Glanusk Estate in Wales, looked after Princes William and Harry in the nineties and retired from her royal role in 1999 after marrying former British army officer Charles Pettifer.

Both Tom and his mum Tiggy also attended Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in May 2018.

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