REVENGE will be sweet, Prince William vowed last night after agreeing to be Harry’s best man at his wedding.
Prince Harry also joked of getting down on one knee to his brother, who said he was ‘thrilled’ to be asked.
It’s a reversal of the roles in 2011 when Harry served as his elder brother’s best man during his wedding to the Duchess of Cambridge.
William, 35, said he was ‘honoured’ to have been chosen to perform the role when Harry marries Meghan Markle next month — after first organising a stag party to remember.
But he was keeping shtum about the name for his third child, born on Monday. He said he and wife Kate were still ‘working on it’.
However, a big clue emerged last night on the royal family’s website, where a page has been reserved for Prince Albert.
The page www.royal.uk/prince-albert reads Access Denied.
The decision by Harry, 33, to ask his brother to be his wedding wingman was widely expected as they are very close.
Beneath the public banter, where they regularly poke fun at each other, the pair share a special bond, strengthened following the death of their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in a Paris car crash in 1997.
Kensington Palace said: ‘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 19.’
The palace also issued a series of tweets with pictures to mark the announcement, including images of the brothers as young boys.
On the wedding day, the duke is likely to be tasked with looking after Meghan Markle’s wedding ring and will give the traditional best man’s speech at a private evening event being staged by Prince Charles at Frogmore House.
The Scottish highlands is one of the top choices with bookies as a stag do destination. The royals know it well and it will give them the privacy to indulge in outdoor pursuits.
Rupert Adams, of bookmaker William Hill, said: ‘We think that has increased the chances of a trip to Scotland, which is now 5-2 from 8-1, although Switzerland is the favourite at 6-4.’
The Prince of Wales also chose his brother the Duke of York to be his main supporter — a royal alternative to best man — when he married Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.