Here’s How Prince Harry Made Kate Middleton Break Down and Cry in Front of Prince William

Rumors of tension between Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Meghan Markle have been circulating for months now. First, there were reports of a royal feud between the brothers. Then certain sources claimed that Meghan and Kate couldn’t stand each other. Is any of it true? Maybe to some extent. But there’s no denying that Prince Harry made Kate Middleton cry once.

Before you get too upset, it’s important understand that the Duke of Sussex didn’t do anything to hurt his sister-in-law—in fact, it was quite the opposite. Here’s what happened.

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Prince Harry served as Prince William’s best man at his 2011 royal wedding

Long before the royal rift scandal, Prince William and Prince Harry were the best of friends. It almost went without saying that Prince Harry would serve as an important part of the ceremony when Prince William got married to Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011. As the Duke of Cambridge’s only brother, Prince Harry was naturally chosen as his best man.

The day was stunning in every way. Millions watched as this couple made their vows in a lavish procession steeped in ancient tradition. It was enough to make the crowds of adoring fans believe in true love and fairytales.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Prince Harry delivered a touching speech at the reception

If you look closely at footage of Kate Middleton on her wedding day, you’ll notice she looks both radiant and composed. Even on such an emotional day, she managed to keep it together through the whole ceremony and procession. Until the reception, when Prince Harry moved her to tears.

According to royal biographer Marcia Moody, it was Prince Harry’s speech that sent Kate Middleton over the edge and forced her to lose composure. During his moving tribute to the happy couple, he said:

“I’ve got to know Kate pretty well but, now that she’s becoming part of the family, I’m really looking forward to getting her under my wing — or she’ll be taking me under her wing probably.”

“She’s a fantastic girl. She really is. My brother’s very lucky, and she’s very lucky to have my brother. I think the two of them are a perfect match.”

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Prince William and Prince Harry | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The speech included humor and sincerity

Later, Prince Harry admitted that Prince William didn’t have a “romantic bone is his body” before meeting his bride. In essence, he was saying she brought out the best in his brother. Then he quipped that he knew how head over heels Prince William was for Kate when he heard him call her “Babykins” on the phone. That story got a huge laugh from the crowd.

Prince Harry also mentioned their mother Princess Diana and expressed how he knew how proud and happy she would be for the couple. This bit even made Prince William misty-eyed.

Are Prince Harry and Kate Middleton close?

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Kate probably isn’t too upset that her brother-in-law made her cry and potentially messed up her bridal makeup a little bit. But are they still friendly now?

There was a time when Prince Harry frequently spent time with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, heading over to their place for dinner and hanging out. But now he’s busy with his own growing family and new royal responsibilities.

There may not be a huge rift like the gossip magazines claim, but their relationship has cooled off over the years. Still, it’s likely Kate Middleton has a soft spot for Prince Harry, who managed to make her cry on her wedding day!