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Here's why bridesmaids and pageboys were on their best behavior at Royal wedding

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May 24, 2018
02:49 A.M.

During the royal wedding, most eyes may have been on the bride. But one very important person was focused on the children in the procession.

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Maria Borrallo, Prince George and Princess Charlotte's nanny, was on duty in full force on Saturday, May 19, at St George's Chapel as Meghan Markle walked down the aisle to become the Duchess of Sussex.

As reported by The Telegraph, Borrallo was in charge of ensuring that all 10 bridesmaids and pageboys were on their best behavior throughout the hour-long ceremony they had to be involved in.

Little ones aren't all that easy to control, and particularly not when they are bored. A long ceremony isn't very exciting under the age of 10, but not one of Prince Harry and Meghan's bridesmaids and pageboys caused a scene.

The Telegraph reported that rehearsals for the big day were a disaster in so far as the children were concerned. The youngest of the bridesmaids, Zalie Warren, was is just 2 years old.

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It had been decided that the two oldest children, twins Brian and John Mulroney, would carry a corner each of Meghan's 5-meter-long train, and they had been practicing keeping the same pace, picking up the train and putting it down.

The rest of the bridal party consisted of their little sister Ivy, Princess Charlotte, 3, Prince George, 4, Prince Harry’s godchildren Jasper Dyer, 6, and Florence van Cutsem, 3, and the Duchess’ goddaughters Rylan and Remi Litt, 7 and 6.

When the big day finally rolled around, Zalie was overwhelmed by the fanfare, and had to be comforted by Borrallo before she could make her way down the aisle holding Princess Charlotte's hand.

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The congregation was amazed by Borrallo's ability to keep the children in check throughout the ceremony, and many wondered what her secret could be.

An unnamed insider told The Telegraph that the Norland Nanny promised the children Smarties if they were well behaved for Harry and Meghan.

Borrallo was first appointed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2014, when Prince George was 8 months old. She is regularly with them in public in case the children need her attention, and lives with the family at Kensington Palace.

Interestingly, the last time a pageboy was badly behaved at a royal wedding was Prince William when his uncle, the Duke of York, married Sarah Ferguson. His nanny was replaced following the occasion.

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