Call them the Prince and the Pippa.
Prince Harry will be his brother’s best man and Kate Middleton’s stylish younger sister Pippa will be her maid of honor at Britain’s April 29 royal wedding.
The announcement was made Monday by St. James’ Palace, the office for Princes William and Harry, confirming expectations for the highly anticipated nuptials at London’s Westminster Abbey.
The 26-year-old Harry has shed his partygoing image for that of a military man in recent years, and Pippa Middleton, 27, had long been the favorite for that position because of her extremely close relationship with her 29-year-old sister.
“It’s completely natural,” said royal historian Hugo Vickers. “Normally, a member of the royal family has his brothers as his supporters, or joint best men. As Prince William has only one brother, and he is very close to Harry, it’s an obvious choice.”