Pippa Middleton visits her wedding venue as the big day approaches


In about three weeks, the royal-related event of the year will take place as Pippa Middleton—sister to Kate—ties the knot with financier James Matthews. While some details about the wedding have been made public—Princess Charlotte and Prince George's roles, the specific locations—much of the day remains a major question mark. What will Kate's role be? Who will be the celebrity wedding singer? (C'mon, you know they're going to have a famous person there to sing.) What will Pippa wear? It all remains veiled in secrecy.

On Thursday, Pippa was photographed visiting the church where the ceremony will be held, alongside parents Carole and Michael. The Daily Mail, naturally, makes the visit sound highly dramatic, claiming Pippa "looked pensive" as she checked out the "picturesque church." What was notable about Kate's sister's attire? Don't worry, the Daily Mailhas you covered on that front. She appeared "effortlessly chic in a pair of oversized shades."

NOTE: See the photo here.

The "picturesque church" is St. Mark's Church, located in Englefield, Berkshire. The venue is about six miles from where the Middletons grew up, set on a private estate owned by politician Richard Benyon, though an edict issued earlier this month indicated that those who live within close proximity may technically be able to attend the service, though there are loopholes related to security that mean it's unlikely all too many "commoners" will be crashing the nuptials. The reception will be held back in Bucklebury at the Middleton's family home (dessert, we can only assume, to be provided by James Middleton'smarshmallow company).

PHOTOS: Pippa Middleton and her fiancé, James Matthews

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KING'S LYNN, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 08: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend the Sunday service at St Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham on January 8, 2017 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
BUCKLEBURY, BERKSHIRE - DECEMBER 25: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend church on Christmas Day on December 25, 2016 in Bucklebury, Berkshire. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton (L), her fiance James Matthews (C) and her father Michael Middleton (back to camera) leave after attending the morning Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield, near Bucklebury in southern England, Britain, December 25, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Matthews/Pool
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Pippa Middleton and James Matthews attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
(L-R) Michael Middleton, James Matthews, James Middleton, Pippa Middleton and Carole Middleton arrive to attend a Christmas Day service at St Mark's Church in Englefield on December 25, 2016. / AFP / POOL / Andrew Matthews (Photo credit should read ANDREW MATTHEWS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Per the Daily Mail, in contrast to Kate's could-not-be-more-formal royal wedding, Pippa is looking for something "smaller and more intimate." Though we have a hunch this wedding will still end up making every other wedding dared to be thrown this year look positively puny.

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