As experienced as royal princes are for high-profile public engagements, Prince Harry was a bundle of nerves before his brother, Prince William married Kate Middleton last April. His role as the ring bearer was perhaps the biggest role of his life. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were definitely nervous, but Harry places his anxiety in the same category!
“I was quite glad when it was over though, bit of a blur,” William said. “I think I was just as nervous as William! Being the ring bearer was a bit of a responsibility and I had it in my cuff because I had no pockets, so I was having to try and check to make sure it was there without making it obvious.”
Harry went on to joke that since it was William’s day, he had to make him feel good, so it took some lying. What are brothers for, after all?
Everything went according to plan at Westminster Abbey that day and whatever nerves Harry, William, and Kate had were well hidden. With nearly 2 billion people watching the live event not many could have pulled off a spectacular event like that without something going slightly wrong.
Stories still surface over what happened behind-the-scenes when William and Kate married. As time goes on, there is likely to be several more.