As soon as Kensington Palace confirmed that Prince William would serve as his brother's best man at Harry's wedding ceremony on May 19, 2018, we knew adorable moments of brotherly love were to come. Now that Harry and Meghan are properly hitched and Prince William served his duty with expertise, let's take a look back at Harry and Will's cutest brotherly moments of the day—and, take a look back at a few highlights of the brothers at Will and Kate's wedding back in 2011.
A SURPRISE APPEARANCE THE NIGHT BEFORE HARRY'S WEDDING
Will and Harry greeted well-wishers outside Windsor Castle just a few hours before Harry married Meghan Markle. Prince Harry wore a gray jacket with a white button-up and slacks, while his brother, Prince William, wore a navy jacket.
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING
While chatting with fans outside the castle, Prince William said he hoped they could get a good night's sleep before the wedding. Prince Harry and Prince William spent the night before the nuptials at Coworth Park, a luxury hotel between Ascot and Windsor.
HARRY RECEIVED A PRE-WEDDING GIFT
At some point during their walkabout, a fan gave Harry an adorable stuffed bear wearing a red sweater. He held it for the rest of their surprise appearance.
THE GROOM HAS ARRIVED!
On the morning of his wedding, Prince Harry arrived at St. George's Chapel with Prince William by his side. The groom and his best man walked to the chapel, greeting fans on the grounds of Windsor Castle while en route.
WAVING TO THE CROWD
Both Prince William and Prince Harry were in good spirits the morning of the wedding. While most royal weddings do not typically include a best man (in England, that role is typically known as a 'supporter'), both Harry and William both broke royal protocol to make sure their brother was by their side on their respective wedding days.
HARRY AND WILLIAM WORE MATCHING WEDDING-DAY ENSEMBLES
Harry and William both wore military uniforms to the wedding ceremony at St. George's chapel. They selected the frockcoat uniform of the Blues and Royals.
ALONG THE WAY, WILLIAM AND HARRY CHAT WITH THE CROWD
Most guests were photographed arriving
ALL SMILES HERE!
The bride and best man looked relax and excited before the ceremony.
A THUMBS UP FROM THE GROOM AS THEY NEAR THE CHAPEL
A good sign on his wedding day! Most of the 600 guests were already inside St. George's Chapel by the time the groom and best man made their entrance.
THE ROYALS ARRIVE AT ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL
DOWN THE AISLE THEY GO!
The groom and best man removed their hats and gloves as they entered St. George's Chapel. Here, they head down the aisle toward their spot near the altar.
WILLIAM AND HARRY INSIDE THE CHAPEL
The groom and best man were seen talking to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, from their seats before the ceremony began. The Archbishop officiated Meghan and Harry's vows, while Bishop Michael Curry delivered the sermon.
THE BROTHERS SHARE A LAUGH BEFORE THE CEREMONY BEGINS
The ceremony started at 12 p.m. local time, but the groom arrived long before the bride made her entrance.
WILL AND HARRY FIND THEIR SEATS
HARRY AND WILLIAM WAIT AT THE ALTAR.
The groom and his best man were facing away from the aisle and toward the altar during the bride's procession down the aisle. The bride walked down part of the aisle on her
THE BRIDE ARRIVES AND THE CEREMONY BEGINS!
As Meghan arrives at the altar wearing her stunning Givenchy wedding dress, Prince William remains
THIS WAS NOT PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY'S FIRST ROYAL WEDDING APPEARANCE
Back in 2011, Harry served as Prince William's best man when he married Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge. Let's take a look back at those adorable brother moments next.
IN 2011, WILL AND HARRY DROVE TO THE ABBEY TOGETHER
The groom and his best man arrived at Westminster Abbey before the ceremony began. They rode to the church in a Bentley State Limousine.
THEY WAVE TO THE CROWD UPON ARRIVAL
Both brothers wore traditional military uniforms for William's wedding day. William wore a Colonel of the Irish Guards uniform, and Harry wore the uniform of a Captain of the Household Cavalry.
WILL AND HARRY HEAD DOWN THE AISLE TOGETHER
Just as they did for Harry and Meghan's wedding, the brothers waited at the end of the aisle for the bride to arrive at Prince William's wedding.
THE BRIDE ARRIVES AT THE ALTAR
Both Harry and William had their backs turned to the aisle as Kate processed down with her father, Michael Middleton.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.