PRINCE HARRY is to be best man at his brother William’s marriage to Kate Middleton.

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In a similar move, Middleton has plumped for her sister, Philippa, as maid of honour.

No real surprise with the announcements, but royal watchers are excited that the term “best man” has been used at all. Usually with the royals, the proper term is “supporter”.

That switch to commoner terminology suggests Harry might arrange a naughty stag do for his brother, but with his own previous Nazi-uniform blunder in mind, the red-haired prince has probably been warned off a fancy dress theme.