Why Kate and Prince William won’t be in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

Prince William and Kate may not play a part in Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle at all, if new reports are to be believed, despite the fact that both Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be given important roles for the big day.

Contrary the popular belief, an expert of the royal family has come forward to claim that Prince William will not be Prince Harry’s best man, and Kate is unlikely to be asked to be a bridesmaid for Meghan.

Partially, this is down to royal protocol. Marlene Koenig, a British and European royalty expert, explained to Town & Country magazine, ‘The best man or best men are officially called supporters,’ she tells Town & Country. ‘William will probably be Harry’s supporter.’

According to The Guardian, even though Prince William made Prince Harry his best man when he wed Kate Middleton in 2011, that was actually a breech of royal protocol.

As for why the Duchess of Cambridge is unlikely to play a role in Meghan’s bridal party, Koenig explained: ‘She is the future queen consort when William becomes king after his father, and would unlikely be an attending person to another royal bride.’

In addition, Kate will have only given birth to her third child in April, and as the new mother-of-three wasn’t even a bridesmaid at her own sister’s wedding in 2017, it is unlikely she will do so for Meghan. Plus, as Marlene also points out: ‘The Duchess of Cambridge barely knows Meghan.’

Judging by Kate and Prince William’s reaction to the news of Prince Harry’s engagement, we’re sure the royal couple will just be happy to see Harry marry the love of his life.

Although the guest list remains tightly under wraps for the big day, the Palace have now confirmed the location for the wedding, as well as revealing it will take place in May 2018.

The Palace also revealed that the couple wish for the day to be a ‘celebratory moment’ involving all of their friends and family members, but with opportunities for the public to ‘feel part of the celebrations.’

‘The couple of course want the day to be a special, celebratory moment for their friends and family,’ a spokesperson from Kensington Palace said.

‘They also want the day to be shaped so as to allow members of the public to feel part of the celebrations too and are currently working through ideas for how this might be achieved.’