Pippa Middleton is said to be considering not inviting Meghan Markle to her wedding over fears Prince Harry's girlfriend might steal her limelight.

Middleton - who famously stole the show at sister Kate's wedding to Prince William in 2011 - is marrying hedge-fund boss James Matthews in May.

Pippa caused quite a stir when she arrived at sister Kate's wedding in a figure-hugging dress. Photo / Getty
Pippa caused quite a stir when she arrived at sister Kate's wedding in a figure-hugging dress. Photo / Getty

The 33-year-old is reportedly planning a low key affair with a reception back at her parents' house and to keep numbers down is enforcing a "no ring, no bring" policy, encouraging guests to only bring spouses or fiancés, Daily Mail reports.

Pippa is marrying hedge-fund boss James Matthews in a low-key ceremony to be held in May. Photos / Getty
Pippa is marrying hedge-fund boss James Matthews in a low-key ceremony to be held in May. Photos / Getty

While it was expected that she would make an exception in Markle's case, a friend told the paper that Middleton got worried after the huge media blitz that greeted the Canadian actor's appearance alongside Prince Harry at the recent Caribbean wedding of his close friend Tom "Skippy" Inskip to Lara Hughes-Young.

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The friend told the paper: "She saw how all eyes were on Meghan rather than Lara last week. The situation was also stressful for Harry.

"Pippa and her mother Carole wonder whether Meghan's presence could cause a great deal of unnecessary chaos."