James Middleton's father-in-law died a few months before couple's lavish French ...

James Middleton's father-in-law died a few months before couple's lavish French ...
James Middleton's father-in-law died a few months before couple's lavish French ...
EXCLUSIVE - Heartache of James Middleton's bride revealed: Alizee Thevenet's father died a few months before he could walk her down the aisle after couple was forced to delay their French Riviera wedding TWICE due to Covid James Middleton and Alizee Thevenet wed in the South of France on Saturday However, there was someone missing from the 50 or so guests at the ceremony Her beloved father retired diplomat Jean Gabriel Thevenet passed away in April The pair got engaged in September 2019 but had to delay the wedding last year A second attempt by the couple to rearrange it over the last 12 months also failed By the time Alizee finally walked down the aisle it was too late for Mr Thevenet

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The heartache of Alizee Thevenet as she married James Middleton at their glittering wedding in the South of France can be revealed today.

Her father died just months before the ceremony which had to be postponed twice due to Covid.

Friends say it meant the newlyweds' big day was a joyful occasion tinged with some sadness because retired diplomat Jean Gabriel Thevenet could not be there to walk Alizee down the aisle.

James Middleton and his bride Alizee Thevenet beam for the camera as they announced their wedding at an exclusive chateau in the south of France on Saturday on Instagram

 James Middleton and his bride Alizee Thevenet beam for the camera as they announced their wedding at an exclusive chateau in the south of France on Saturday on Instagram

However their big day was tinged with some sadness, say friends, because Alizee's beloved father retired diplomat Jean Gabriel Thevenet (pictured) passed away a few months before

However their big day was tinged with some sadness, say friends, because Alizee's beloved father retired diplomat Jean Gabriel Thevenet (pictured) passed away a few months before

Mr Middleton and Alizee married in front of 50 guests including her mother Laurence at the Chateau Leoube (pictured), an exclusive vineyard that produces some of France's finest rose

Mr Middleton and Alizee married in front of 50 guests including her mother Laurence at the Chateau Leoube (pictured), an exclusive vineyard that produces some of France's finest rose 

Chateau Leoube in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence is owned British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous

Chateau Leoube in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence is owned British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and is a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous

A source told MailOnline: 'It was a happy day but sadly Jean Gabriel was not there. He died five months ago. He was only in his 60's. It is a real tragedy. His wife Laurence was at the wedding, of course.

'I

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