6 Years Later, Kate Middleton Finally Returns This Favor

Gina Marinelli

The first time Pippa Middleton truly landed on our—and the world at large’s—radar was in April of 2011 when she became one of the most famous bridesmaids to date. She assisted her sister Kate during her wedding to Prince William—adjusting her custom Alexander McQueen gown as needed and smiling for countless photos. Though few people can upstage a royal affair, Pippa certainly left a lasting impression.

Today, however, with the tables turned, we couldn’t help but notice in the photos from Pippa’s wedding to James Matthews, Kate returned the favor. And there’s a nearly identical picture to document it.

With their father, Micheal Middleton, standing at their left side, each sister has been the other’s trusted dress adjuster, a role that many, many sisters and best friends have assumed. In the photos below, you can see how everything comes full circle. Scroll down for photographic proof.

Now take a closer look at both of the Middleton sister’s looks from today’s affair, including Pippa’s stunning Giles Deacon wedding gown and Kate’s monochromatic ensemble.

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