09/30/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
Here comes the bride… and royal dad!
Family friend Thierry Kelaart chose Michael to give her away at her country wedding on Saturday because her own father died nearly two decades ago.
The last time he’d carried out such a role was April 2011 when Kate wed Prince William on a spectacular day watched by millions.
Never one to shy away from recycling outfits, Kate was dressed in the same light blue outfit by Erdem that she wore to the birthday parade for Queen Elizabeth in London.
Although Prince William the Duke of Cambridge wasn’t present, he may have been in North Wales working in his role as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.