Duchess Kate and Pippa Middleton Were the Cutest ’90s Bridesmaids in This 1991 Wedding

Pippa Middleton Duchess Kate Wedding Royal bridesmaidLONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton waves to the crowds as her sister and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton holds her dress before walking in to the Abbey to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Even then, the Middleton sisters were carving out their rightful spots in the wedding space.

New, never-before-seen footage of young Pippa Middleton and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton surfaced this weekend, and it shows the sisters serving as bridesmaids in their uncle’s 1991 wedding.

The video, first obtained by the Daily Mail, shows the girls—then 9 and 7—wearing sweet, pastel-pink frocks complete with puffy, ruffled sleeves. The girls artfully accessorized their matching dresses with flower crowns and shy smiles as they joined their uncle Gary Goldsmith in the backyard countryside ceremony.

Naturally, The Knot editors are now reminiscing about the 2011 Royal Wedding while anticipating Pippa’s upcoming nuptials to James Matthews.

The event planner first became a household name after serving as maid of honor in her sister’s April 2011 nuptials to Prince William. At the time, both bride and bridesmaid wore figure-flattering, white gowns by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

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Five years after the spectacular affair, Pippa announced in 2016 that she’s engaged to British financier James Matthews. “Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday, July 17,” they shared at the time. “And plan to marry next year.”

An insider subsequently shared with Us Weekly that the couple has arranged for Duchess Kate and Prince William’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, to be one of the flower girls. The couple will marry in May 2017.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.