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Kate Middleton Made This Sweet and Subtle Contribution to Sister Pippa’s Wedding

Kate Middleton Pippa weddingDuchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton adjusts the dress of Pippa Middleton as she enters the church during the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church on May 20, 2017 in Englefield Green, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Always there for her, in ways big and small. Kate Middleton took a backseat at sister Pippa’s wedding on Saturday, letting her younger sibling bask in the spotlight for her big day. The Duchess of Cambridge, whose own 2011 nuptials to Prince William was watched by an estimated 3 billion people, kept her look demure in a pale pink Alexander McQueen dress with a matching fascinator, with Pippa wowing in a form-fitting, lace Giles Deacon gown.

But even though Kate didn’t have a formal role in the ceremony, she was spotted pulling Big Sis duty from time to time, fluffing Pippa’s gown and helping lead a group of young children serving as bridesmaids and page boys into the church. (An adorable photo of the Duchess shushing the little boys and girls quickly went viral Saturday.)

One of Kate’s more subtle contributions to Pippa’s wedding day, however, was also perhaps one of the most meaningful. The royal, who studied art history at St. Andrews, drew a sketch of St. Mark’s Church that was featured on the program for Pippa’s wedding ceremony.

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Kate Middleton reportedly sketched the illustrations on the programs for Pippa Middleton’s wedding to James Matthews on May 20. (Credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

According to The Sun, Reverend Nick Wynne-Jones, who led the ceremony, called the illustration a “lovely piece,” and Pippa’s groom James Matthews referenced the sketch during his speech later that evening. “And to Pippa’s sister Kate, such ability — a beautiful drawing of St. Mark’s Church in the order of service.”

ENGLEFIELD GREEN, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Bride Pippa Middleton and her new husband James Matthews seen leaving St Mark's Church in a classic car after their Wedding Ceremony on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

ENGLEFIELD GREEN, ENGLAND – MAY 20: Bride Pippa Middleton and her new husband James Matthews seen leaving St Mark’s Church in a classic car after their Wedding Ceremony on May 20, 2017 in Englefield, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)

The Duchess has long been a supporter of the arts, and even became a patron of the National Portrait Gallery in 2012. She has also exhibited her artistic eye in the past with photos she took of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Pippa memorably first made her way into headlines during Middleton’s 2011 nuptials; as The Knot previously noted, the blushing bride donned a memento from that day as her “something old”: a pair of Robinson Pelham diamond drop earrings.