Prince Harry has asked Prince William to be his best man at his wedding to Meghan Markle

Prince Harry has asked Prince William to be his best man at his wedding to Meghan Markle, it's been officially revealed today.

There’s been much speculation about who will be Prince Harry’s Best Man at his wedding to Meghan Markle in May, and now we finally have official confirmation.

The news that his big brother, Prince William, will be by his side at at the altar in just a few weeks came via Kensington Palace official Twitter account.

The tweet read: ‘Prince Harry has asked his brother The Duke of Cambridge to be his Best Man at his wedding to Ms. Meghan Markle.’

They also added: ‘Prince Harry served as best man to The Duke of Cambridge at his wedding to Miss Catherine Middleton in 2011.’

As well as sharing the announcement, Kensington Palace also added that William is looking forward to ‘supporting’ his brother on his big day.

‘The Duke of Cambridge is honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th.’

Fans of the royal family were quick to comment on the news on social media, with many saying that they’re looking forward to seeing William by his brother’s side at the royal wedding.

One wrote: ‘It couldn’t be any other person! Their mother would’ve been so proud of how they’ve grown into such amazing young men…’

A second said: ‘Awww Yes!!! Congratulations!!! Looking forward to the Wedding!!!’

A third commented: ‘That’s so amazing!!! I knew Prince Harry would choose his brother. 😁 Can’t wait to see William as Harry’s Best Man. 💙’

It had previously been thought that William would not be Harry’s Best Man after all, as Wills revealed in January at an event that he hadn’t been asked yet.

‘He hasn’t asked me yet – it could be a sensitive issue’, the dad-of-three said at the time.

When his brother’s engagement was announced, William revealed that he was ‘very excited’ with the news.

‘We’re very excited, delighted for them both’, he said. ‘We’re wishing them all the happiness at this very exciting time.’

He then jokingly added: ‘Personally, I hope it means he stays out of my fridge and will stop scrounging all my food, which he’s done for the last few years.’