On Wednesday, Prince William met with volunteers of the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a partner of Heads Together.
The charity aims to help men who are at risk of suicide as well as to change the culture around masculinity. As part of this goal, the charity launched the Best Man project. The Best Man project was created to encourage men on how to be a “great best mate”. They believe that you don’t need a wedding to be a best man to your friends.
Prince William, along with Rio Ferdinand and Roman Kemp, took part in a roundtable with volunteers to talk about this initiative and to discuss the power of men friendship. Prince William said: “Guys want to talk. Someone’s got to be brave and take the first step to allow the conversation to come to a head”.
About his relationship with Prince Harry, he said: “My brother and I, our relationship, is closer than it’s been because of the situations we’ve been through.[…] Losing our mother at a young age has helped us sort of travel through that difficult patch together. Because when you’re like-minded, going through similar things, it’s a bond and it’s something that you’ve tackled together and you come out of the other side the better of it.”
When Roman Kemp said that it was apt that Prince William was talking about the Best Man project, Prince William jokingly said: “He [Prince Harry] hasn’t asked me yet, just to clear that up. It could be a sensitive issue.”
While talking about his brother’s wedding, Prince William said that he was “still working” on his calendar problem. Indeed, Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle will take place on 19 May just like the FA Cup final. Prince William is the President of the FA and was supposed to attend the final.
Prince Harry was Prince William’s best man for his wedding in April 2011 so there’s little doubt that Prince William will be Prince Harry’s best man for his own wedding.