Here's Why Prince William Can’t Be Prince Harry’s ‘Best Man’

TravelandLeisurePublished: December 7, 20178,774 viewsVirality: 103%
Published: December 7, 2017

As the next royal wedding in the Buckingham Palace is approaching its date, more and more details and royal rules come out on the surface. Many of them still unknown for most of the people around the world, however we are about to get a glimpse of the fine details surrounding the big event.

According to the royal tradition, Prince William can not be Prince Harry’s best man. It is not because the royal family’s rules say so, but because according to British tradition, there is no such thing as a “best man”. Instead, the best man or groomsmen get the official title of "supporters". Although this title seems to sound like a downgrade, the supporter’s role is a significant one. The groom’s supporter completes all the tasks that a best man usually does.

However, Prince William most likely will serve as a de facto "best man" at his brother Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding. He will also be responsible of planning Harry’s stag weekend, the British version of a bachelor party.

As for the next royal member, Meghan, same as the Duchess of
Cambridge, she can choose to bring on a maid of honor. Kate Middleton chose her sister, Pippa Middleton, who had the honor of playing that role. Now, all that remains is to await Meghan’s decision and see who she is going to choose to escort her on the way to the altar.

As lots of news websites say, one thing is for sure; Prince George and little Princess Charlotte will be playing part in the nuptials that will take place in the St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May.

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