Prince Harry was best man for Prince William at his 2011 royal wedding. During his speech on the big day, Harry made the bride cry, a royal biographer writes.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s spectacular 2011 royal wedding went down in history and the memories of 2 billion people who watched worldwide.
Harry, who is now preparing for family life of his own with his wife, Meghan Markle and their imminent royal baby, helped make the day memorable for the newly-weds. He took on the role of best man for his brother. And, he was behind a surprise for William and Kate after they shared their memorable Buckingham Palace balcony kiss.
Wondering, what was that surprise?
Well, royal author Katie Nicholl, in her 2017 biography ‘Harry: Life, Loss, and Love’, gives details of Prince Harry’s best man’s speech at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception. Ms Nicholl writes: “It was affectionate, warm, funny and touched William deeply”.
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“When Harry said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy, while Kate shed a tear. The speech was peppered with Prince Harry’s classic sense of humour”.
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“He ribbed his brother: ‘William didn’t really have a romantic bone in his body before he met Kate. So, I knew it was serious when William suddenly started cooing down the phone at Kate’. Famous for his mimicry, Harry then impersonated William, calling Kate ‘Babykins’, to much laughter from the guests”.
However, Ms Nicholl reveals that Chelsy Davy made him delete one line in particular.
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“She had helped Harry edit the best man’s speech, sensitively. Chelsy advised him to take out a line about Kate’s ‘killer legs’ that might have embarrassed the bride. Harry happily took on the role of master of ceremonies and made sure everyone was having a great time”.
After the wedding, Ms Nicholl notes that Chelsy Davy, made the decision that royal life was not at all for her. The Duke of Sussex, Harry had an on-off romance with her for seven years. Ms Nicholl wrote: “Being part of the royal wedding had made Chelsy’s mind made-up once and for all”.
“The life of a royal bride was not made for her. And she told Harry she could never make the sacrifices Kate had made”. One of Chelsy’s friends told Ms Nicholl: “It was just after the royal wedding when she realised she couldn’t do it. Chelsy saw what it would be like in the spotlight, and didn’t want that kind of life”.