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Prince William chooses Harry as best man

LONDON (AFP) ― Prince William has asked his brother Prince Harry to be his best man when he marries Kate Middleton on April 29, and she has asked her sister Philippa to be maid of honor, the palace said Monday.

“Prince William has asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man,” said a statement from St James’ Palace.
Britain’s Princes William (left) and Harry at Royal Air Force Shawbury near Shrewsbury, central England, on June 18, 2009. (AFP)
Britain’s Princes William (left) and Harry at Royal Air Force Shawbury near Shrewsbury, central England, on June 18, 2009. (AFP)

It added: “Miss Catherine Middleton has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her maid of honor.”

Harry, 26, had previously expressed his delight at his older brother’s engagement, saying: “It means I get a sister, which I have always wanted.”

Philippa, also 26, known as Pippa, is Kate’s younger sister and is a regular on the London social circuit. The bride-to-be also has a brother, James.
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