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Prince William Says Prince Harry Hasn’t Asked Him to Be Best Man—Just Yet

prince william prince harryLONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William of Wales (L) with his brother Prince Harry of Wales arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Time is ticking. Prince William revealed on Wednesday, January 10, that his recently-engaged brother, Prince Harry, has yet to pop the question—to serve as his best man.

The Duke of Cambridge shared the tidbit with U.K. radio host Roman Kemp while promoting the Campaign Against Living Miserably’s Best Man Project this week. “He hasn’t asked me yet, just to clear that up,” William replied. “It could be a sensitive subject.”

Harry served as best man in Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, while the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister, Pippa Middleton, was maid of honor. Typically, however, royal weddings exclude the title of “best man” in favor of the term “supporters.”

Prince Charles had his two brothers Prince Andrew and Prince Edward serve as supporters in his 1981 wedding to Princess Diana.

Meanwhile, another hot button issue was also noted during the latest interview with William. On May 19, the day of Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials, the famed F.A. Cup soccer final is set to take place. “I’m trying to see what I can do,” replied William, who usually attends the final day of the soccer competition.

Despite the lingering questions of “best man” or “supporter,” the brothers remain best friends.

“Losing our mother at a young age, it’s helped us travel through that difficult patch together. You’re like-minded. You go through similar things—it’s a bond, and it’s something you know you’ve tackled together and come out better for it,” William said Wednesday. “That’s the thing about being a best mate, inevitably one of you is sometimes on an up, while the other is on a down. You’re always there for each other and repaying that favor.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.