Prince Charles Had a Secret Role at Both Prince Harry and Prince William’s Royal Weddings
Prince Charles played a much larger role at Prince William and Prince Harry’s weddings than previously thought. While Charles is currently isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic, he recently took part in a video call where he revealed that he had a secret role in both of his sons’ weddings. What was Charles’s “astonishing” secret role at William and Harry’s respective weddings?
Inside Prince William and Prince Harry’s weddings
William tied the knot with Kate Middleton way back in April of 2011. After dating for several years, William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, exchanged vows inside Westminster Abbey before greeting the public on a balcony at Buckingham Palace.
Harry, meanwhile, did not get married until 2018. The Duke of Sussex made things official with Meghan Markle in the spring of that year, though they did not choose to have their wedding at Westminster Abbey.
Instead, the pair tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel, which is located on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Charles, of course, was present for both weddings. For Harry’s ceremony, the Prince of Wales helped walk Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, down the aisle because her father, Thomas Markle, could not make it.
Although Charles made an appearance at both weddings, he recently revealed that he had a secret role in William and Harry’s ceremonies.
Prince Charles helped pick out music for Prince William and Prince Harry’s weddings
According to Express, Charles dished on William and Harry’s wedding during an interview with Classic FM. The Prince of Wales revealed that he picked out the music for both ceremonies and often gives them advice on what music to play at events.
Royal expert Chris Ship later discussed Charles’ revelation and pointed out that he has an affinity for classical music and Charles’ love for classical tunes came in handy during the weddings.
“He likes classical music so much that he’s often suggested pieces of music that certain high profile people, such as his sons, should have at their weddings,” Ship noted. “That obviously became very helpful for Prince William to have a father that’s so knowledgeable. When you’ve got millions of people around the world watching your wedding, it’s quite good to have some music.”
Ship added that Charles also helped pick out the music for Harry and Meghan’s recent anniversary. As royal watchers may recall, the two had the Kingdom Choir perform the popular song, “Stand by Me” to mark their two-year milestone.
Apart from dishing on William and Harry’s weddings, Charles also opened up about his recent battle with COVID-19.
The Prince of Wales opens up about getting COVID-19
Charles’ interview comes a few months after he tested positive for the coronavirus. After receiving the test results, Charles self-isolated at his estate in Scotland, where he and Camilla Parker Bowles have been staying ever since.
Luckily, Charles only suffered from mild symptoms related to the coronavirus pandemic. During his interview with Classic FM, Charles revealed that he now understands what people are going through and admitted that he was one of the “lucky” ones.
“I was lucky in my case… but I’ve had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through,” Charles shared. “I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is the most ghastly thing.”
Although Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was living with Charles at his Birkhall house she did not contract the virus.
Charles and other members of the royal family are isolating at various estates until the current crisis is over. Although they are not holding in-person meetings, the royals have been taking part in video calls and updating fans on social media.
Prince Charles admits he misses his grandchildren
While Charles is hunkering down with Camilla, one thing he is missing out on is spending time with his grandchildren. In the same interview, Charles confessed that he misses his four grandchildren — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, and Archie Harrison — greatly.
“Well I haven’t seen my father for a long time,” Charles said of Prince Philip, who is about to turn 99 years old. “He’s going to be 99 next week, so yes, or my grandchildren or anything. I’ve been doing the FaceTime, it’s all very well, but…”
Charles went on to say that it has been great talking to his family members on the phone, but it isn’t quite the same as seeing them in person. At the end of the day, Charles said that sometimes “you really just want to give people a hug.”
William and his family are currently staying at their country estate, Anmer Hall, while Harry and his family are in Los Angeles, where they are starting their new lives now that they are no longer active members of the royal family.