Prince Harry left Kate Middleton ‘in tears’ with wedding day speech
Prince Harry made Kate Middleton cry with a touching speech at her royal wedding to his brother Prince William, a royal author has claimed.
The Duke of Sussex was the best man at the nuptials and the speech is said to have even made his then-girlfriend at the time, Chelsy Davy, give a 'shy smile'.
However, Chelsy is also said to have made him remove one line of his speech about Kate's legs for fear it would leave the Duchess red-faced.
A record two billion people watched the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
And Harry, who now lives in Montecito, Santa Barbara, with pregnant wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie, helped make the day especially memorable for the newlyweds and their 300 wedding guests.
Harry, 36, took on the role of best man for his brother and was behind a surprise for the newlyweds after they shared their memorable Buckingham Palace balcony kiss.
Katie Nicholl wrote biography Harry: Life, Loss, and Love in 2017 which gives details of Harry’s best man’s speech which took place at Buckingham Palace after a three-course meal.
And it reportedly made Kate cry.
Ms Nicholl wrote: “It was affectionate, warm and funny and touched William deeply.
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“When he said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy, while Kate shed a tear.
“The speech was peppered with Harry’s classic sense of humour, and he ribbed his brother ‘William didn’t have a romantic bone in his body before he met Kate, so I knew it was serious when William suddenly started cooing down the phone at Kate.’
“Famous for his mimicry, Harry then impersonated his brother calling Kate ‘Babykins’, to much laughter from the guests.”
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Ms Nicholl added: “She [Chelsy] had helped Harry edit the best man’s speech, sensitively advising him to take out a line about Kate’s ‘killer legs’ that might have embarrassed the bride.”
Prince Harry also took responsibility alongside Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton for “transforming the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace into a nightclub” by organising disco balls and “giant glass bowls of Kate and William’s favourite Haribo sweets”.
Ms Nicholl wrote: “Harry happily took on the role of master of ceremonies and made sure everyone was having a great time.”
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Meanwhile, according to Ms Nicoll, Zimbabwean-born Chelsy went on to decide that royal life "was not for her" after the wedding and an on-off romance with Harry for seven years.
Ms Nicholl wrote: “Being part of the royal wedding had made Chelsy’s mind up once and for all.
“The life of a royal bride was not for her and she told Harry she could never make the sacrifices Kate had made.”
One of Chelsy’s friends told Ms Nicholl: “It was just after the royal wedding when she realised she couldn’t cut it.
“She saw what it would be like in the spotlight, and she didn’t want that life for herself.
“She truly loved Harry, but knew this wasn’t a life she could lead.”
Harry and Chelsy “remained on good terms” and she was even a guest at his 2018 wedding to Meghan at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
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