Prince Harry made Kate Middleton cry at her royal wedding to his brother Prince William, a royal author has claimed. The Duke of Sussex was the best man at the nuptials of the future King that went down in history. A record two billion people watched the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge become man and wife on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
Harry, who now lives in Santa Barbara with wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie, helped make the day especially memorable for the newlyweds and their 300 wedding guests, the Daily Express reports. The Duke of Sussex took on the role of best man for his brother and was behind a surprise for the newlyweds after they shared their memorable Buckingham Palace balcony kiss.
Katie Nicholl wrote biography “Harry: Life, Loss, and Love” in 2017 which gives details of Prince Harry ’s best man’s speech at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding reception. The touching speech took place at Buckingham Palace after a three-course meal and it reportedly made Kate cry, while his then-girlfriend at the time, Chelsy Davy, give a 'shy smile'.
Ms Nicholl wrote: “It was affectionate, warm and funny and touched William deeply. “When he 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 Harry’s classic sense of humour, and he ribbed his brother ‘William didn’t 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 his brother calling Kate ‘Babykins’, to much laughter from the guests.” However, she reveals that Chelsy made him delete one line of his speech for fear it would leave Kate red-faced.
Ms Nicholl writes: “She had helped Harry edit the best man’s speech, sensitively advising him to take out a line about Kate’s ‘killer legs’ that might have embarrassed the bride.” Prince Harry also took responsibility alongside Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton for “transforming the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace into a nightclub” by organising disco balls and “giant glass bowls of Kate and William’s favourite Haribo sweets”.
Ms Nicholl writes: “Harry happily took on the role of master of ceremonies and made sure everyone was having a great time.” However, according to Ms Nicoll, Zimbabwean-born Chelsy decided the royal life "was not for her" after the wedding and an on-off romance with Harry for seven years.