Prince William Took Digs at Prince Harry’s Musical Abilities in His Wedding Speech

In 2011, Prince William tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had an extravagant wedding, and many people around the world tuned in to celebrate their love story.

While William and Kate’s wedding was mostly a public affair, there were some private moments people didn’t get to see on TV. For example, William made a joke in a wedding speech that took digs at his younger brother, Prince Harry.

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Prince William made a joke about Prince Harry playing the harp

People recently spoke to harpist Claire Jones, who helped entertain guests during the wedding’s afternoon reception at Buckingham Palace. Jones shared a funny joke William made about Harry.

“[William] made a lovely little remark about me,” Jones shared. “The first thing he said to me was, ‘Did you hear what I said in my speech?’ I said I did, but I asked him to remind me because I hadn’t heard it all. He said, ‘Thank goodness Claire turned up to play the harp because otherwise, we’d have to get my brother to play it instead.”

Jones recalled positive memories of the two princes at the royal wedding. She said William was  “very accommodating and warm.” Meanwhile, Harry was “down-to-earth, very friendly and easy to talk to.”

While Harry did not play the harp at the wedding, Jones revealed the kids there took a liking to it. She said, “The little ones wanted to have a go on the harp. They were really going for it with their little hands going up and down the harp.”

Prince William and Prince Harry have made fun of each other many times

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William and Harry were extremely close growing up. The brothers got along so well that they felt comfortable poking fun at each other.

For example, William called Harry a “big hairy fat ginger” in a voicemail that got leaked in the 2000s. During the voicemail, he put on a high-pitched voice and pretended to be Harry’s then-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy.

“Hi, it’s Chelsy here,” William said, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. “I just want to say I miss you so much and I think you are the best-looking ginger I have ever seen, although you really are quite ugly for a ginger, but hope you are having a lovely time. I really miss you. It is lovely out here in Africa and hopefully I will see you very soon, you big hairy fat ginger. Anyway, speak to you later.”

Harry, meanwhile, has also made jokes about William’s bald spots many times. As shared by E! News, Harry once commented on a portrait made of the brothers by saying, “I don’t know, I’m a little bit more ginger in there than I am in real life, I think. And [William] got given more hair.”

Prince William and Prince Harry have a tense relationship now

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These days, William and Harry seem more distant than before. There have been a lot of reports of tension between the brothers, especially after Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, stepped down as senior royals and moved to California.

Things seemed to escalate recently after Harry and Meghan gave a tell-all interview to Oprah Winfrey to share grievances against the royal family.

According to sources, William and Harry had conversations when Harry returned to to the United Kingdom for Prince Philip’s funeral. However, William and other family members reportedly still cannot trust him.