TEN years after they almost stole the limelight at the Kate and William's royal wedding, where are these pint-sized cuties now?
Here, we catch up with Lady Louise Windsor, Grace Van Cutsem, Eliza Lopes and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones.
Lady Louise Windsor
A SEVEN-year-old schoolgirl when she took part in the royal wedding, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex is now 17 and studying for A levels in English, history, politics and drama.
Pre-pandemic, she had started to carry out occasional royal duties with her parents, including an official visit to Bristol Zoo with her folks and younger brother James Viscount Severn in 2019 – and she has been seen at several high-profile royal celebrations over the years.
Sources close to The Firm say she is the Queen’s favourite grandchild, which might explain her prominent position in a family picture taken by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday in 2016, and why she was also spotted at HRH’s 92nd birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall two years later.
But our fave sighting of the young woman 14th in line to the throne was in 2018 when, to celebrate her 15th birthday, she and mum Sophie made an appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, as they cheered from the side of the ballroom.
Grace Van Cutsem
WHO could possibly forget the cute, though pouty, flower girl who seemed far from thrilled to have a starring role at the nuptials?
“Grumpy Grace”, as she was dubbed, was only three and nearly stole the show when she scowled through the day and covered her ears as the crowds cheered at William and Kate’s first kiss.
She was picked to be a bridesmaid as her dad Hugh is a pal of Wills, who is also her godfather.
They’ve been BFFs since childhood as Hugh’s late father, Hugh Snr, was Prince Charles’ best friend from university, while his father trained horses for the Queen (it’s a small world when you’re royal).
Grace, now 13, is a big sister to brothers Rafe and Charlie and, after being homeschooled by her mum Rose during three months in Sri Lanka in 2018, now attends a private school near the family home in Oxfordshire.
Rose, an entrepreneur and member of the Astor dynasty, used to document the kids’ lives on Instagram, but these days keeps Grace largely out of the public eye. Thankfully, though, her shining moment on the Buckingham Palace balcony will go down in history.
GRANDDAUGHTER to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Eliza was just three years old at the royal wedding.
She is the daughter of Laura Rose Lopes, one of William and Harry’s step-siblings from Camilla’s previous marriage to Andrew Parker Bowles.
Now 13, Eliza is a big sister to twins Gus and Louis, and with her blue eyes is a dead ringer for Camilla, who sounds like the dream granny.
Of being a grandma, Camilla said: “It’s very nice because you haven’t got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things their parents won’t allow, then give them back again.”
Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
THE eldest bridesmaid, Lady Margarita was eight years old when she walked up the aisle before Kate.
Daughter of the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, David Armstrong-Jones – son of Princess Margaret and 1st Earl of Snowdon Antony Armstrong-Jones (phew!) – Margarita is now officially all grown up at 18.
These days she lives a seemingly quiet life in Chelsea, after studying at prestigious Tudor Hall school in Banbury.
But we may see more of her in the future, as she has previously dipped her toe in the fashion world, modelling in aid of Kids Company and attending a Dior Cruise showcase at Blenheim Palace in 2016.
We’re sure her role in the royal wedding was great practice for any future catwalk.
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