updated 02/14/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/14/2011 AT 7:30 AM ET
As was widely predicted, Kate, 29, has chosen her sister Pippa as her maid of honor – whose job, it is stated, will be to make sure the bridal gown is displayed properly and the young wedding party is kept in line – while Prince Harry will be his brother’s best man, the palace announced.
For royal watchers, the real treat may be in observing the young friends and royal relatives who will make up Kate’s bridal party. Among them are Lady Louise Windsor, 7, the daughter of William’s Uncle Edward and his wife, Sophie Wessex. Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 8, is also from the wider Windsor clan. She is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth’s nephew Viscount Linley and his wife, Serena.