Why Prince William has to leave Prince Harry's wedding early

Sarah Carty

They may be brothers and the best of friends but Prince William will have to leave Prince Harry’s wedding party early.

People all over the world would give anything to make it onto the guest list for the royal wedding on May 19th next year, but the date clashes with a previous commitment made by Prince William.

The 35-year-old Duke of Cambridge is in fact the President of the Football Association and Prince Harry’s wedding just happens to land on the biggest night of the year for football.

Prince William will have to leave Prince Harry's wedding early. Photo: Getty Images


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to marry on May 19th. Photo: Getty Images

The 19th of May is in fact the FA Cup Final, which Prince William regularly attends to present the trophy to the winning team.

According to the Mirror, Kensington Palace has confirmed that plans are being put in place to ensure that Prince William will not miss our on the final.

This will probably mean that the Duke will fly after the ceremony and dinner part of the day is finished.

It comes after it was revealed that while the brothers are extremely close, Prince William won’t actually be Prince Harry’s best man on the day.

Prince William is the President of the Football Association and the FA Cup Final is on that day. Photo: Getty Images

Apparently, there’s actually no such thing as having a best man at a royal wedding — but William broke protocol to honor his sibling when he wed Kate Middleton.

Marlene Koenig, British and European royal expert, told Town & Country that “the best man or best men are officially called supporters.”

She did add that “William will probably be Harry’s supporter,” carrying on the sibling tradition that was also displayed by the brothers’ father, Prince Charles.

It comes after it was revealed that while the brothers are extremely close, Prince William won’t actually be Prince Harry’s best man on the day. Photo: Getty Images

For his wedding to Princess Diana in 1981, he chose his brothers, Edward and Andrew, to be his “supporters.”

It’s also likely that William will plan his younger brother’s bachelor party.

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