Prince William will be Prince Harry’s best man at the royal wedding

Royal Wedding - Wedding Guests And Party Make Their Way To Westminster Abbey
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Kensington Palace announced this morning that Prince William is set to be the best man at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s upcoming wedding on May 19. The news comes just days after Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton welcomed their third child, so there is quite a bit of excitement in the family’s future!

The palace released the news on social media, sharing sweet photographs of the brothers over the years and writing, “Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle.”

Prince William is “honoured” to support his brother in this way on his wedding day:

Prince Harry also served as best man when his older brother married Middleton in 2011:

No other details about the wedding party have been released as of yet.

Kate Middleton had her younger sister Pippa Middleton serve as the maid of honor in her wedding, but according to royal expert Marlene Koenig, this is not typical.

“Most royal brides do not have adult bridesmaids,” Koenig told Town & Country. “It would be unusual for a royal bride to have a woman in her late 30s as a maid or matron of honor. The Duchess of Cambridge having her sister, Pippa, was unusual. I would be less surprised, however, if one of [Meghan’s] friends read a lesson during the service.”

Kate Middleton Pippa photo
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While it’s not expected for Markle to have much of a wedding party she and Prince Harry have also been known to break tradition. So, really, only time will tell!

Who else is counting down the days to the royal wedding? Mark your calendars and plant yourself firmly in front of your TVs, because this wedding is must-see!

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