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Prince Harry's pal praised how he dealt with Princess Diana's death in moving wedding speech

Prince Harry (R) with his mother, Princess Diana (Photo: X01348)

Prince Harry's oldest friend praised the way the Duke dealt with his mother Princess Diana's death during an emotional speech at the Royal Wedding.

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The young prince was just 12 years old when his mum died in a tragic car crash in a tunnel in Paris.

He was on holiday with his brother William, dad Prince Charles and the Queen when he was given the heart-breaking news.

Harry asked his dad if he could go to Paris with him to collect her body, but Charles was determined to shield his children from some of the heartbreak so said no.

Charlie and Prince Harry have been friends since primary school (Photo: REX/Shutterstock)

At his wedding to Meghan Markle in May last year, Charlie van Straubenzee joined Harry, Meghan, Prince Charles and best man Prince William to make speeches at the Frogmore Cottage celebrations.

The men have known each other since prep school, the private education equivalent to primary school, and Charlie said he was very proud of the way his friend handled the tragedy aged just 12 years old.

Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997 (Photo: WireImage)

A guest told the Sunday Times: "He described how awful it had been for Harry to go through everything and how proud all Harry’s friends are of how he has come through it.

"He told Harry how happy his mother would have been that he has found love with Meghan and how excited she would be to see them starting their lives together as a married couple.

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"Harry was pretty emotional at that point."

Meghan and Harry got married in 2018 (Photo: Getty)

The guest said he also praised Meghan for making Harry so happy since they started dating.

But he wasn't so kind to his pal in the rest of the speech, and he teased him for his ginger hair.

He also questioned Harry's behaviour when he was dormitory monitor when they were at Ludgrove School in Berkshire, accusing him of throwing his teddy bear on the roof.

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