Heritage

Prince William Just Spoke Out About the Possibility of Being Prince Harry's Best Man

No doubt William will excel in assisting his brother, whom he is "delighted" for.
IMAGE GETTY/MAX MUMBY/INDIGO/GETTY IMAGES
Comments

Ever since Prince Harry revealed his engagement to Meghan Markle on Monday, details of the royal wedding have trickled in. They've set a date (May 19, 2018) and will wed at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Queen has approved the venue, and the royal family will pay for the wedding. But anglophiles and royals fanatics alike are left to guess the details of the highly anticipated event—gowns, flowers, attendees, and, very importantly, who will be in the wedding party.

As it turns out, Prince William will likely not be his brother's best man, because, well, there is no such thing as a best man at a royal wedding, according to Marlene Koenig, a British and European royalty expert.

"The best man or best men are officially called supporters," she tells Town & Country. "William will probably be Harry's supporter."


William broke protocol when he appointed Harry as his best man position at his wedding, according to The Guardian. Their father, the Prince of Wales, chose his brothers, Andrew and Edward, to be his supporter when he married Diana at St. Paul's Cathedral in 1981. And Prince Edward chose his brothers Charles and Andrew to be his supporters.

As of January, Harry still hadn't asked William to be his best man. When an interviewer asked about their relationship and the possibility of him being best man, William responded: "He hasn't asked me yet." He then added with a laugh, "So, it could be a sensitive issue."

Best man or supporter, no doubt William will excel in assisting his brother, whom he is "delighted" for.

“We’re very excited, delighted for them both. We’re wishing them all the happiness in this very exciting time,” the Duke of Cambridge told reporters on a recent visit to Finland. He jokingly added, “Personally, I hope it means he stays out of my fridge and will stop scrounging my food, which he’s done for the last few years!”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Although William might not be Harry's best man, perhaps he'll help plan his bachelor party—just as Harry did for him. In the U.K., groomsmen typically celebrate a "stag weekend" with a few days worth of festivities.

According to Brides.com,"While details are scarce, Will's office confirmed that the Prince's party took place in late March (about a month before the wedding). Hosted by his brother, Prince Harry, at a country estate, the party included Will's close friends James Meade, Thomas van Straubenzee, and Guy Pelly."


Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 2016.

As for who else will be in the wedding party? Koenig predicts everyone's favorite little royals — Prince George and Princess Charlotte, of course — could play a role. However, their mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will not.

"It is very likely that Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge will be a page boy and a bridesmaid," she says. "Anyone else is a guess." 

No doubt, it will be an incredible occasion. A Kensington Palace spokesperson even released a statement saying the wedding will "be a moment of fun and joy that will reflect the character of the bride and groom."

"The couple, of course, want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family," the spokesperson told journalists. "They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved.”

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
About The Author
Rose Minutaglio
View Other Articles From Rose Minutaglio
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
The Duchess paid tribute to her late mother-in-law in Sydney.
 
Share
Cosmopolitan gentleman Anton Roxas created a romantic setting in his dream house with the help of Mario Buatta.
 
Share
It might be a little harder to catch a flight to the island.
 
Share
The happy couple just announce they are expecting their first child next spring.
 
Share
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in Spring of 2019.
 
Share
Kate's sister Pippa just gave birth to her first child, a baby boy.
 
Share
These new scents will excite your olfactory senses with their modern takes on classic ingredients.
 
Share
Because "lazy dressing" just doesn't cut it sometimes.
 
Share
In honor of Meghan and Harry's trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga, we break down the planning process.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US