She’s already acted as bridesmaid for her uncle, Prince Harry, and her auntie, Pippa Middleton, when they married their other halves but Princess Charlotte has missed out on the chance to be in her teacher’s bridal party.
Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe, who teaches at Charlotte’s school, Thomas’s Battersea, married Prince William’s longtime friend and Princess Charlotte’s godfather, Thomas van Straubenzee, last month, with only the couple’s parents and siblings in attendance.
They had planned a much bigger day in April, however, due to coronavirus restrictions they were forced to put the plans on ice and decided instead to go for a micro wedding at Chelsea Old Church.
It’s believed Prince William was supposed to be an usher in their initial bridal party and Princess Charlotte was meant to act as a bridesmaid.
While Lucy is assistant head teacher at Thomas’s Clapham, she also teaches outdoor learning and mindfulness at Thomas's Battersea, which is attended by Princess Charlotte and her older brother, Prince George.
According to The Times, Prince William and Kate Middleton are believed to have set the pair up.
Thomas van Straubenzee has been a lifelong friend of Prince William’s and his brother Charlie van Straubenzee, is very close with Prince Harry, even being named as baby Archie’s godfather.
The 37-year-old heads up the office of real estate agent Knight Frank and has been pictured riding across the way from the Queen in a royal carriage at Ascot in 2017.
Thomas was previously married to Lady Melissa Percy at St Michael’s Church in 2013 however, the pair divorced in 2016.