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Why Meghan Markle Didn't Attend Pippa Middleton's Wedding 'At The Last Minute'

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By Chris Barilla

The relationship between Dutchesses Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton has always been one that intrigues Royal fans worldwide, given that it appears their relationship has existed in somewhat of a grey area for quite some time. With very little public interactions outside of sanctioned Royal events, many assumed that the two were simply never that close. Now, a new Royal tell-all book seeks to explain Markle's reasoning for not attending Middleton's sister Pippa's wedding out of fears that it would cause a "media circus."

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The highly-revealing novel 'Finding Freedom' by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, well-known Royal reporters, seeks to explain the reasoning behind Markle's decision to not attend Middleton's wedding ceremony, as reported by 'The Daily Mail.'

Their report claims that Pippa and her mother, Carole Middleton, "reluctantly" invited Markle to the event out of fears that her appearance with Prince Harry would "overshadow the main event," given that their relationship was fairly new at the time as well and seemingly all eyes were on the Duke and Dutchess.

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"Meghan put careful thought into her outfit, leaning heavily on Jessica Mulroney to pull together an ensemble that was stylish without being splash when walking into church with Harry," the authors claimed to the publication about how much thought Markle put into attending the wedding and not making the event become about her.

However, Markle reportedly pulled out of attending the wedding after a controversial newspaper article title pitted her and Middleton against each other due to their closely-timed nuptuals.

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The headline was titled 'It’s Meghan v Pippa in the…Wedding of the Rears,' which immediately made Markle reconsider her attendance at the event, opting to just sit it out and avoid any potential "media circus" that could have transpired by her being present.

Pippa had already caused a bit of controversy herself for an outfit choice at her sister and Prince William's wedding, a curvy dress that proudly displayed her backside, something that was largely an unprecedented dress choice for such an event.

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"If they were worried their arrival might create a media circus despite taking every precaution, now they had no doubt it would," the authors went on to explain about the situation. "Meghan’s church outfit, and Philip Treacy hat, would have to be worn another time."

They then claimed that Markle was dropped off at an AirBnB by the event where she put on a severely understated outfit and joined Harry after the ceremony to attend a party at the Middleton property.

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