Britain Royal Wedding Bridesmaids Page Boys

In this Monday, April 23, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William arrives with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Lindo wing at St Mary's Hospital in London. Kensington Palace said Wednesday May 16, 2018, that four-year-old George will be a page boy and three-year-old Charlotte will be a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday. 

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With the royal wedding approaching, speculation over who will and won't be in attendance has reached fever-pitch. In recent days, much attention has been cast toward Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, with questions regarding his health and his relationship with the paparazzi splashed across the front pages of numerous British tabloids.

"I'm just too ill to walk Meghan down the aisle" read the Daily Mirror's front page Wednesday. "Meghan's dad 'wants to come but heart op might stop him'" said the Daily Mail.

Whether Thomas Markle will be there to walk his daughter down the aisle on Saturday still remains unclear.

One thing is certain, though: Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be there, and they'll be taking center stage. Traditionally, children play an important role in royal weddings, and this one is no exception.

Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, are among 10 children selected by Prince Harry and Markle to feature as part of their big day. In total the couple will have six bridesmaids and four pageboys, Kensington Palace said Wednesday. The other children include Harry's godchildren and Markle's goddaughters. The ages of the children involved range from 2 to 7.

This is not the first time the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had starring roles in a family wedding. In May last year, Charlotte was a bridesmaid and George was a pageboy for their mother's younger sister, Pippa Matthews.

Kensington Palace shared a full list of the young children on Wednesday but did not provide any further details about what they would be wearing on the special day. Following the announcement it didn't take long for Princess Charlotte's name to trend on Twitter. Many declared the news as cuteness overload.

"Okay but princess Charlotte is so cute I might actually combust into glitter" read one tweet.

"Princess Charlotte is a bridesmaid, I'm crying" read another.

Charlotte is already winning hearts at home and abroad. She was recently seen waving charmingly to photographers and bystanders outside St Mary's hospital in London as she visited her mother, Catherine. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the couple's third child, Louis, in April. As he is so young, the newborn prince will not be at the wedding.

Yes, the world can't wait to see what Markle will be wearing on Saturday, but Charlotte might just steal the show.

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