Last week everyone got very excited about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement. It was all the office could talk about, there was national outcry at the distinct lack of a new bank holiday, and we’ve all been imagining what raucous activities Harry will get up to on his bachelor party.
There’s also been a lot of speculation over who will be in the wedding party, with talk that Made In Chelsea’s Millie Mackintosh may be one of Meghan’s bridesmaids (as well as tennis star Serena Williams and actress Priyanka Chopra.)
But it turns out the Duke of Cambridge might miss out on being his younger brother’s best man, despite Harry stepping up to the job at his wedding.
This is because royal weddings traditionally don’t have “best men,” but the groom can appoint a number of “supporters.” Prince William actually broke protocol when he named Prince Harry as his best man at the royal wedding in 2011.
“The best man or best men are officially called supporters,” British and European royalty expert Marlene Koenig told Town & Country. “William will probably be Harry’s supporter.”
Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Since the announcement last week, more details surrounding the royal wedding have been released. A date has been set for May 2018 and the queen has approved St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle as the location for the ceremony.
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