Prince Harry Named Best Man, Pippa Middleton Maid of Honor

Prince William and Kate have kept it a family affair by choosing their younger siblings.Clarence House made the announcements via Twitter this morning, somehow managing to cram royal formality into 140 characters or less. “Miss Catherine Middleton has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her Maid of Honour,” one tweet read. (Stuffiness aside, the tweets are a vast improvement over Kate’s save-the-date notices that were sent by fax.) (See if you should gamble in the royal wedding betting markets.)The tweets also reveal that Kate will have four bridesmaids and William two page boys, all of whom are 10 years old or younger. Their innocence will provide the “aww” factor, though the warm-fuzzies will surely be tempered by their anachronistic titles, as illustrated by this tweet: “Bridesmaid: The Lady Louise Windsor (Aged 7 – daughter of The Earl and Countess of Wessex).”The other bridesmaids are Margarita Armstrong-Jones (the eight-year old daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley; Grace van Cutsem, the three-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh van Cutsem, and Prince William’s god-daughter; and Eliza Lopes, the three-year old granddaughter of Camilla Parker Bowles – William’s stepmother. Master William Lowther-Pinkerton, 10, and Master Tom Pettifer, 8, will serve as page boys.

Pippa, Kate’s younger and reportedly more outgoing sister, works part-time at a catering company called Table Talk. In the summer of 2010, she launched the Party Times, an online party planning magazine hosted on the website of Party Pieces, her parents’ mail-order party supply firm.And while Pippa – a true English rose – will no doubt channel glamour and elegance on the big day, royal family members will likely have the jitters about Prince Harry. The playboy prince is notorious for late-night partying, and for controversies like wearing a Nazi-inspired outfit to a costume party and for referring to a Pakistani military comrade using derogatory language. Fingers crossed he stays away from the champagne until after the ceremony – Yahoonews