Pippa Middleton Kept Prince Harry & Meghan Apart at Her Wedding

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From all accounts of Pippa Middleton's weekend wedding to James Matthews, the night was an affair to remember. According to royal insiders, every detail of their ceremony and reception was choreographed to a T -- and that, not surprisingly, included the seating chart. However, instead of seating couples next to one another, as is customary, Pippa and James had everyone spread out. And this of course means that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat separately at the reception. That's a little awkward for Meghan, no? 

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Sources told the Telegraph that Pippa arranged the seating chart for the reception so that every couple sat apart. Apparently, separating couples at formal events, weddings in particular, is an age-old rule people once followed, but it's not usually implemented at modern events. Pippa and James are one of the exceptions, obviously. 

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On the one hand, it's a nice notion to separate couples, as it forces everyone to mix and mingle with people they otherwise wouldn't. But it may be better served for more intimate events, like dinner parties. There probably were many people there -- like Meghan -- who really only knew the person they came with. 

Of course, it's doubtful that this was sprung on Harry and Meghan when they walked into the reception, so surely they were prepared. But still. Definitely makes things slightly awkward -- especially when Meghan was thee wedding guest everyone has been talking about. 

Besides, you know, Pippa. 

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