The second in line to the British throne, Prince William, was recently accompanied by his wife Kate Middleton as they travelled to France to attend the wedding of entrepreneur James Middleton, the younger brother of the Duchess of Cambridge.

Middleton and his new French wife Alizee Thevenet had already postponed their nuptial celebrations twice due to Covid-19 disruptions, but thanks to more recent lifting of restrictions, they were finally able to tie the knot in the French south-eastern village Bormes-les-Mimosas, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Wedding invitations were also extended to eight-year-old Prince George, six-year-old Princess Charlotte and three-year-old Prince Louis, the children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The young royals arrived with their parents to celebrate the wedding of their 34-year-old uncle, as the two families are reportedly very close. The groom is the youngest of the Middleton siblings, and the last to walk down the aisle after his two-year-long engagement. He initially popped the question with a sapphire ring during a trip to the Lake District.

Finance expert Thevenet, daughter of a retired French diplomat, is two years younger than her new husband. They met in 2018 in Chelsea, and their meeting was largely due to their mutual love of dogs. During a chance encounter in a private South Kensington club, Middleton’s therapy dog Ella headed straight towards Thevenet, kick starting the relationship.

The couple’s pet pooches Luna and Mabel are believed to have been in attendance at the wedding, which took place on September 11.