Entrepreneur James Middleton married French financial analyst Alizee Thevenet in a small ceremony in southeastern France. Middleton announced the news on Instagram with a selfie of himself and his bride, with their dog Mable in the background.
Middleton, 34 years old, wore an off-white suit jacket with a light-blue dress shirt and dark-colored tie, while 31 years old Thevenet, wore a white off-shoulder gown with lace details.
He wrote, “Mr & Mrs. Middleton ❤️ 🇬🇧 🇫🇷. Yesterday I married the love of my life surrounded by family, friends and of course a few dogs in the beautiful village of Bormes-les-Mimosas. Words cannot describe how happy I am ❤️.”
A royal insider revealed that Prince William, Duchess Kate, and their children – Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 – came to France to attend the wedding. Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, as well as her sister, Pippa Middleton, her husband, James Matthews, and their two children, Arthur and Grace Matthews, were among the guests.
Will and Kate’s quick trip to France could be their final vacation of the summer before their children return to school and they resume their royal duties. Earlier this month, the Cambridges paid a visit to Queen Elizabeth at her holiday estate Balmoral.
The newlywed pair had been engaged since September 2019, but their wedding had to be postponed owing to pandemic restrictions.
They met in the summer of 2018 at the South Kensington Club, as per People. Middleton’s cocker spaniel, Ella, the namesake for his dog wellness company, Ella & Co., approached Thevenet in a meet-cute, and the rest was history.
Middleton thanked his dog for bringing him happiness in a birthday message earlier this year.
He wrote, “She was the one who introduced me to Alizee, she supported me during my experience with clinical depression, she has kept me young & active and is the driving force behind my motivation to launch @ella.co.”
Middleton and Thevenet, who is also an animal lover, had a vacation in Italy during September 2020 to celebrate their one-year engagement. In the caption, he reflected on their wild year, disclosing that they had previously made two attempts at a wedding.
He captioned the post, “The best part is that I get to share it with you @alizeethevenet and I can’t wait to take on whatever the future holds for us ✨,”