Yesterday was the ninth anniversary of Prince William and Kate Middleton saying “I do,” but there are still a few sweet stories from that romantic day that you might not have heard. For example, did you know William stepped in to help make sure his new wife’s hair looked its best on their wedding day?
As you probably remember, Kate tucked her brunette locks into her tiara with a half-up style and loose curls falling across her shoulders during the ceremony. After walking down the aisle, she decided to switch things up to something a little more casual for the reception. Her hairdresser, Richard Ward, was there to give her a lovely blowout, but had some trouble showing her the full results.
“I wanted to show Kate the back of her hair and I was struggling to walk with this 500-year-old mirror,” Ward told People. Luckily, the newlywed Prince William was happy to come to his rescue. “He just said, ‘Let me give you a hand,” and I said, ‘No, no, honestly.’ But he took one end and I’ve got the other, and we’re shuffling along with this mirror.’” What a chivalrous future king!
The couple had been getting ready at Clarence House, Prince Charles and Camilla’s home, where apparently modern hand-held mirrors were in short supply. William’s assistance helped Kate see just how gorgeous her locks looked before they headed out to the evening celebration at Buckingham Palace.
Ward also fondly remembered William’s helpful nature during his initial meeting with the couple before the nuptials. “The first time I went ‘round to their house, it was actually William that made me a cup of tea! That was very nice,” he explained. We can’t say we’re surprised to learn just how selfless and kind the prince can be, even when surrounded by all the stress of a royal wedding.
Here’s to many more years of marital bliss between William and Kate — and all of the adorable stories that they share with us!