This is lovely!
Announcing their engagement last year, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to wed next month on May 19th at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor castle.
With just under a month to go until the big day, there’s plenty of wedding prep for the bride and groom to be, with final dress alterations to be made and seating plans to be finalised.
There is some wedding prep that we would expect to have been done months in advance – selecting the bridal party for instance – but according to Kensington Palace, Prince Harry has just asked his brother, Prince William, to be his best man.
‘Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle’, Kensington Palace announced in a tweet alongside some sweet photos of the brothers – a heartwarming tribute to the future best man. ‘Prince Harry served as best man to The Duke of Cambridge at his wedding to Miss Catherine Middleton in 2011.’
The statement continued: ‘The Duke of Cambridge is honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th.’
The news comes as a surprise, with it widely believed that Prince William wouldn’t be getting the job. This of course wasn’t down to a snubbing, but simply due to the fact that there is no such role as a best man in royal weddings in general, with royal brides and grooms having ‘supporters’ instead.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge however broke with tradition on their wedding day, back in 2011, appointing their siblings, Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton, their best man and maid of honour. It’s hardly surprising therefore that Prince Harry is giving his brother the same honour.
But who will Meghan Markle select as her maid of honour? It looks like we’ll have to wait till May 19th to see.