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Kate ‘sat in her dressing gown and tiara’ watching wedding footage

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This year Kate, Princess of Wales, and Prince William celebrated their 11-year wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey on April 29 before 2,000 guests including some famous faces such as Sir Elton John and David Beckham. The fairytale day was watched by 162million people around the world and included many special moments shared between the royals with some taking place behind closed doors. 

One sweet moment, seen but not heard by the public, was the comment Prince Harry made to his elder brother as his soon-to-be sister-in-law made her way down the aisle in her £250,000 Alexander McQueen lace wedding dress, reportedly paid for by her parents Carole and Michael Middleton. 

As Kate began to walk towards Prince William, Prince Harry looked back and said “right, she is here now”, according to royal expert Marcia Moody writing in her 2013 novel Kate: A Biography. Ms Moody claims Prince Harry then added: “Well, she looks beautiful, I can tell you that.” 

But it was Kate’s hairdresser, James Pryce, who revealed a charming moment shared between the three after the wedding, away from the pomp and circumstance, and shared it with Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl. 

Mr Pryce, who at that time had 15 years of experience in the industry, also styled Kate’s hair for her engagement photos with William which Buckingham Palace released in December 2010. 

Ms Nicholl, speaking on Vanity Fair’s podcast DYNASTY, told how Mr Pryce had caught Harry, William and Kate all watching the BBC coverage of their day with the new bride still wearing the now iconic Cartier Halo tiara.

She said: “I remember Kate’s hairdresser, James Pryce, telling me that when he went to Clarence House to give Kate her updo for the evening… they were sitting on the bed — Harry, William and Kate — in their dressing gowns, Kate still in her tiara, watching the playback of the BBC’s coverage of the royal wedding.”

After the ceremony, the Royals and their guests travelled back to Buckingham Palace where Harry and Kate appeared to wave at thousands of the British public. Surrounded by their family, the couple then shared a kiss to rapturous applause and cheers. 

After the ceremony, William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, held a reception for the couple at the palace, and King Charles III, then the Prince of Wales, then held a private dinner in the evening. 

During this intimate event, Prince Harry as best man delivered a touching speech. In her biography entitled Harry: Life, Loss, and Love, Ms Nicholl revealed that Harry’s words were so moving, Kate was reduced to tears with the speech being thought of as the highlight of everyone’s day. 

She wrote: “It was affectionate, warm and funny and touched William deeply. 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’.”

Not only this, but Prince Harry’s speech even revealed Prince William’s pet name for Kate – ‘Babykins’ – which made many of the guests crack up.

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Ms Nicholl continued: “Famous for his mimicry, Harry then impersonated his brother calling Kate ‘Babykins’, to much laughter from the guests.

“When he said the couple’s decade-long romance was his inspiration, there was a shy smile from Chelsy [Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend], while Kate shed a tear.”

Prince William proposed to Kate while they were on holiday in Kenya with friends in October 2010, although he told an interview with ITV that year that he had been planning to do it for weeks before. 

William used the ring given to his mother, Diana, upon her engagement which thrilled Kate. She told ITV that she thought it was “beautiful”, and added: “I hope I look after it!” 

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