Carole Middleton's 'embarrassment' over Prince William and Kate's wedding revealed

The Party Pieces businesswoman tried to remedy the issue with a series of "B-list sidebar events"

Carole Middleton at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding
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Carole Middleton was reportedly left 'embarrassed' at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding after none of her guests 'made the cut' for the royal wedding reception.

Carole Middleton was said to be feeling "embarrassed' after none of her guests were invited to Prince William and Kate's royal wedding.

The Party Pieces businesswoman, who is the mother of Kate Middleton, reportedly played a key role in Kate and Will's love story,  and when the lovebirds decided to marry, it was decided that they would share the costs of the wedding with the Queen and King Charles, who was a prince back then.

But despite footing a reported £250k bill, Carole Middleton reportedly did not get to invite who she wanted to the evening reception.

Royal biographer Giles Brandreth, made the claims in his new book Elizabeth: An intimate portrait. He explained,“Generations of royal in-laws have complained about being airbrushed out of the picture once the union is announced, but William, who now called Michael Middleton ‘Dad’, made it clear that his in-laws were not going to suffer the same fate.”

He continued: “Palace aides told the Telegraph that the Middletons and the Royal Family will play an ‘equal part’ in the couple’s lives. Quite so.

"Except that the Middletons found that none of their guests made the cut for the post-wedding reception at Buckingham Palace.”

He went on to describe it as an 'embarrassment' for Carole, who decided to overcome it by "hosting a flurry of B-list sidebar events".

But it doesn't look like it's harmed anything as since then Carole Middleton has played an active part in their lives, with Prince William and Kate said to be raising their children Prince George, Princess charlotte and Prince Louis the 'Carole Middleton' way.

And earlier this year Kate Middleton revealed signs that she was being 'shaped' by her mother for her royal passion of photography.

With their connections to the Royal Family, fans are wondering do Kate Middleton's parents have titles?

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)