Prince Harry brought Kate Middleton to tears with speech on her relationship with William

Prince Harry Kate tears - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England.
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Kate Middleton was reportedly reduced to tears after Prince Harry’s hilarious and touching wedding speech on her and Prince William's wedding day.

Kate Middleton "shed a tear" over Prince Harry’s witty but very heartfelt wedding speech, according to royal experts. 

Prince William and Kate began their love story in 2004 after meeting at the University of St Andrews, where they were both studying. The pair went on to announce their engagement in 2010 and married in a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey a year later, in April 2011.

Prince Harry and Prince William arrive at Westminster Abbey prior to his wedding with Kate Middleton in central London on April 29, 2011.

The wedding saw 2000 guests gather to celebrate the happy couple and was watched by millions across the world. 

In royal biographer Kate Nicholl's biography, Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, it's revealed that best man Harry really made it a day to remember, with his "affectionate, warm and funny" speech, which left William deeply touched and Kate welling up.

Katie's book reads, "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'."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (wearing his red tunic uniform of the Irish Guards, of which he is Colonel) travel down The Mall, on route to Buckingham Palace, in the 1902 State Landau horse drawn carriage following their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England

Nicholl also recounts that Harry had guests in hoots of laughter after he did an uncanny impression of his older brother calling Kate 'babykins'.

Speaking on the moment that left Kate crying, she said, "He said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration."

William and Kate’s relationship is still as strong as ever, as the pair celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in 2021, with sources claiming they "still fancy each other" and find each other hilarious after almost two decades as a couple. 

Naomi Jamieson
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