Prince William's children George and Charlotte get starring roles at royal wedding

Princess Charlotte, 3, will be one of the bridesmaids while Prince George will be a page boy.
Princess Charlotte, 3, will be one of the bridesmaids while Prince George will be a page boy.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain's Prince Harry and his US fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen George and Charlotte, the children of the royal's elder brother Prince William, to be among the bridesmaids and page boys for their wedding, his office said on Wednesday (May 16).

Also selected for the much-anticipated event at Windsor Castle on Saturday (May 19) are the couple's goddaughters and godson, and the children of one of her best friends.

Prince Harry's office said last week that all the bridesmaids would be children and that Ms Markle had decided not to have a maid of honour because she could not choose between her friends.

Princess Charlotte, 3, will be joined as a bridesmaid by Florence van Cutsem, 3, and Zalie Warren, 2, Harry's goddaughters; Remi and Rylan Litt, 6 and 7, who are Markle's goddaughters; and Ivy Mulroney, the 4-year-old daughter of her friend Jessica Mulroney.

Ms Mulroney's sons Brian and John Mulroney, both 7, will also join Prince George as a page boy along with Prince Harry's godson Jasper Dyer, 6.

While George, 4, and Charlotte will have roles in the ceremony at St George's Chapel at Windsor, their younger brother Prince Louis, who was born last month, will not be attending, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

George and Charlotte also acted as page boy and flower girl at last year's wedding of Pippa Middleton, sister of his mother Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, to financier James Matthews.

Bridesmaid Florence van Cutsem also provides a link to Prince William and the Duchess' own wedding. Van Cutsem's cousin Grace, Prince William's goddaughter, was a bridesmaid at their ceremony in 2011.