As Royal family set to wed, Prince Harry who is getting married in May to Meghan Markle has asked that his brother Prince William be his best man.
The Palace said that Prince William 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.”
Harry served as best man to his big brother at his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, standing by his side as William’s future bride walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in front of close to 2,000 guests.
He went on to say that he and Harry’s close relationship is in part due to the bond they shared after the 1997 death of their mother, Princess Diana.
“Our relationship is closer than it’s been because of the situation we’ve been through,” he said. “Losing our mother at a young age, it’s helped us travel through that difficult patch together. You’re like-minded. You go through similar things — it’s a bond, and it’s something you know you’ve tackled together and come out better for it.”
Officially there is no such thing as a best man at a Royal wedding, which instead uses the term “supporters”, but Prince Harry is known to break with tradition.
600 guests have been invited to the service and the luncheon, which will be hosted by the Queen, with an additional 1000 members of the public allowed into the grounds
Another 200 guests will be hosted at a private reception given by Prince Charles at Frogmore House on the castle grounds.
The wedding date clashes with the FA Cup final, but it is understood that Prince William, who is president of the Football Association, will be concentrating on his duties as best man so won’t be able to make it to Wembley.