One of the highlights of any wedding is seeing the excitement of the adorable young bridesmaids and page boys dressed in their fancy frocks.
And it was no exception when Prince William married his university girlfriend Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey 10 years ago, and the couple enlisted the help of a cute bridal party.
They were brilliantly behaved during the service and had huge smiles in the official photos, but they definitely stole the show when they made their appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
They joined the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Queen, the Middleton family and the royals to wave to well-wishers and watch a flypast to mark the special day – but it was a bit too much excitement for some of them.
To celebrate Kate and William’s 10th anniversary, we’ve had a look at what the couple’s youngest wedding guests are doing now.
Grace van Cutsem
Three-year-old Grace takes credit for one of the best photos from Kate and William’s special day, when she pulled a completely unimpressed face and covered her ears in front of the newlyweds as they shared their Buckingham Palace balcony kiss.
The adorable photo earned her the nickname Grumpy Grace, and is many people’s favourite snap from the day.
She’s the daughter of the couple’s friend Hugh van Cutsem, and is William’s goddaughter.
After her day in the royal spotlight little Grace returned to her normal life, and lives at the family home in Oxfordshire with her parents and brothers, Rafe and Charlie.
The family spent time in Sri Lanka, during which Grace was homeschooled, but she’s now enrolled at a fancy private school.
Her mum Rose shares photos of Grace and her brothers on social media.
Lady Louise Windsor
William’s cousin, the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex, was seven when she acted as bridesmaid.
As the Queen’s granddaughter and part of the royal family, Lady Louise still attends royal events.
However she’s been largely out of the spotlight while she focuses on her education, and took her GCSEs last year.
She’s very close to the Monarch and some insiders have even said she’s the Queen’s favourite grandchild.
The insider told The Sun: “The Queen loves the fact that Louise and James relish their time at Balmoral, and she has become particularly close to Louise, who seems to have become her favourite grandchild, closely followed by James.”
She also had a special bond with Prince Philip due to their shared love of carriage riding.
He taught her how to ride and she’s since taken part in the British Driving Society Championship for Young Drivers.
It’s been reported that Louise will inherit his custom made dark green carriage and ponies – his pride and joy.
Sophie has previously said that when her children are with the Queen she is simply their grandmother.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, she said: “They go to a regular school [they both attend top independent schools]. They go to friends for sleepovers and parties.
“At weekends we do lots of dog walking and stay with friends. I guess not everyone’s grandparents live in a castle, but where you are going is not the important part, or who they are. When they are with the Queen, she is their grandmother.”
Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Another member of the royal family who made it into the bridal party was Princess Margaret’s granddaughter, Lady Margarita.
The daughter of the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, David Armstrong-Jones, and Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon, was eight on the wedding day.
A former student at the prestigious St Mary’s School in Ascot, Lady Margarita now makes her own jewellery and uses her Instagram page to show off her beautiful designs.
She has a separate account to showcase the work she does as a photographer sharing arty shots and black and white portraits.
Margarita has also attended a number of royal events including Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s 2018 wedding and the Queen’s annual Christmas lunches at Buckingham Palace.
She celebrated her 18th birthday in lockdown last year.
William is still extremely close to his and Harry’s childhood nanny, Alexandra ‘Tiggy’ Pettifer. She cared for the brothers between 1993 and 1999, including the life-changing period around their mum Princess Diana’s death.
Her son, Tom, was part of the bridal party at the royal wedding.
The family now live in Glanusk Estate, Wales.
Harry is Tom’s godfather and he was as guest as the Duke of Sussex’s wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018.
Camilla’s granddaughter was just three when she joined her granny’s in-laws on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
She’s the daughter of Harry and William’s step-sister, Laura Rose Lopes, who Camilla shares with her ex Andrew Parker Bowles.
In 2018 Camilla revealed one of her grandchildren, believed to be Eliza, was rushed to hospital in an air ambulance.
She did not name the child but sad Laura joined the youngster in the helicopter.
She spoke of the incident as she opened Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new airbase and told staff and guests she had seen first-hand the work of flying paramedics, adding that her granddaughter was “fine” after the incident in Yorkshire.
Despite her gran being married to the future king, Eliza stays out of the spotlight and enjoys a normal childhood.