Kate Middleton spotted 'dancing' as brother James shares unseen snap of their mother Carole Middleton

The Princess of Wales is seen in the background of an unseen snap taken from the dance floor at James' wedding

Kate Middleton stood under an umbrella during royal walkabout
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Kate Middleton is spotted 'dancing' in the background at brother James' wedding as he shares an unseen snap of their mother Carole Middleton.

Kate Middleton has been spotted 'dancing' in the background as brother James shared an unseen snap of their mother Carole on the dance floor at his wedding.

The entrepreneur shared the rare photograph on his Instagram page for Mother's Day and he captioned it, "You make my world go around. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there and especially to this one."

And it's eagle-eyed royal fans who have noted the Princess in the back of the photo, over Carole's shoulder. 

One fan put, "Do I spy Kate and Pippa in the background?!"

And another asked, "Last on the left is Kate dancing with a man?" 

And a third pointed out, "Lovely pic, I’m sure you can see Kate to the left in the background."

The photograph, taken by professional wedding photographers Ginger Veil, was taken from when James married his wife Alizée Thevenet in 2021 as the wedding reception was held at Café Léoube a restaurant on Pellegrin beach in France, at the edge of the Léoube estate.

James' sister Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton attended the family celebration along with their husbands and children.

Hello reported, "dinner and drinking ensued, and after dark, it was time for the couple's first dance, which they performed as their guests looked on, cheering an applauding."

It comes as Kate Middleton is wished a happy Mothers' Day as Princess Charlotte is seen in new family photo looking 'grown up'.

Meanwhile, Carole Middleton played a poignant part in son James' wedding as her dress was re-worn by the bride, who had discovered the gorgeous gown when the couple lived with James' parents Carole and Michael Middleton during lockdown.

She told Hello, "My something borrowed was in fact my dress from mother-in-law Carole, who last wore it on her wedding day in June 1980."

The dress featured a Bardot neckline and embroidery detailing.

Alizée added, "While talking about dresses with Carole and sharing ideas during lockdown for inspiration, I tried on her wedding dress and I fell in love with it. It fitted me perfectly and was exactly what I wanted. It always troubled me that wedding dresses are worn once and so it was amazing to give such a beautiful dress a second lease of life."

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!)