Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal joker: Harry quips his way through wedding... but not everyone is amused

By Paul Harris

Unamused: Infamous joker Prince Harry provokes a grimace from Pippa
And at least she seemed happier talking to the Duke of Edinburgh, 89, who is renowned for his charm with beautiful women.

He is infamous for his bad jokes – and even on the Buckingham Palace balcony Prince Harry struck again.

The 26-year-old quipped that his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh was dwarfed by Kate Middleton, who stood tall in three-inch heels alongside her prince.

His stunning second sister-in-law Pippa, 27, did not appear amused – but she will need to get used to Harry’s humour.

Yards away, bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem had no qualms about showing her annoyance at the traditions of the day.

Charmed: Prince Philip has more success with the head bridesmaid

Not happy: Bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem, three, covers her ears during the flypast

The three-year-old covered her ears grumpily as the flypast took place noisily overhead.

She may, too, have been grimacing about the soppy sweet nothings being whispered just over her left shoulder.

A lip reader’s analysis showed that, following their first kiss, William touchingly told his new bride ‘I love you’ before going in for a second crowd-thrilling embrace.

Unimpressed: Three-year-old Grace van Cutsem fails to join in the excitement

All eyes on the sky: The balcony party watch the RAF's Battle of Britain flypast

One last look: Unable to resist a backward glance, Kate leaves the balcony with her proud husband

‘Let’s give them another one. l love you. One more kiss, one more kiss, okay,’ he said.

After the final kiss he gently mocked the enthusiasm of the cheering hordes, saying: ‘Come on! Come on! More! More! More!’

Prince Charles was also more tactile than usual, as he lifted up his wife’s young granddaughter Eliza Lopes so she could get a better view.

Helping hand: Prince Charles holds Eliza Lopes while her grandmother, the Duchess of Cornwall, looks on

Welcome to the Firm: The Middletons share the public's acclaim on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Kate's parents Mike and Carole are on the left, next to Prince Charles holding the Duchess of Cornwall's granddaughter Eliza Lopes. The bride's sister Pippa stands between Princes Philip and Harry


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