Cambridge Duchess Kate Middleton has apparently indicated her absence from her sister Philippa Charlotte Middleton’s marriage ceremony. Could the reason be that she does not want her younger sibling to get overshadowed by her fame?

Reports have stated that the princess expressed her joy and said that she was “absolutely delighted” to hear the news of her sister’s wedding. Thirty-two-year-old Pippa, as the bridesmaid is commonly known, is engaged to hedge fund manager James Matthews after dating each other for less than a year. The marriage is scheduled for 2017 but has grabbed immense attention and is the talk of the town these days.

This will be the next wedding of the Middletons after the Cambridge princess and Prince William tied the knot five years ago in 2011. The wedding brought the princess’ sister into the limelight as she was the chief bridesmaid. The same question prevails in the people’s mind, as they wonder if the Duchess will be the chief matron at her sister’s wedding.

The decision of marriage came as a surprise to not only the Duke and the Duchess but also to the ex-party planner’s parents Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton.

According to reports, the wedding analysis will focus more on attendants than on the bride herself. The princess has indicated that she would do whatever is required to keep the focus of the wedding on her sister.  “Kate would upstage her sister,” People Magazine quoted veteran royals author Judy Wade as saying. However, neither Kate nor any royal member has made any statement about Kate’s absence.

“It’s a tricky situation for Pippa. She would want her sister by her side, as who else would she trust to make things go well?  But if your sister is a future Queen, she is going to upstage the bride and draw attention. Kate would want to be in the background as much as possible.”

The bride-to-be has been seen flaunting her huge engagement ring while photographers clicked photos of her outside her London house on Tuesday morning.