A Look Back at Prince Harry’s Role as the Royal Third Wheel
Good things come in threes. Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir Carter; Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron; Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry—they’re all examples of iconic duos and their perpetual, but beloved, third wheels. But as fun as crashing a party of two can be, all third wheels must eventually embrace their individual destiny (or just take a hint). In honor of Prince Harry’s upcoming royal wedding, here’s a look back at everyone’s favorite royal gooseberry. Come May 19, he’s all yours, Meghan Markle.
When Harry Lent Kate a Helping Hand
William, for one, wasn’t impressed.
And Weighed In on Her Texting Game
Turns out, he’s a real stickler for proper grammar.
When He *Really* Leaned Into His Role as The Royal Date Crasher
Whether he was looking for someone to relieve him of his third-wheel duties or was simply an enthusiastic spectator, we’ll never know.
And Perfectly Summed Up What It Feels Like to Hang Out with a Couple 24/7
Headphones? Check. Grimace? Check. A desire to be anywhere else in the world? Looks like a check.
When He Pledged Allegiance to Gryffindor with Will & Kate
We’re totally digging the Ron Weasley vibes.
And Combined His Royal Powers with Theirs
“One, two, three: Go, Ka-will-arry!”
When He Was the Happiest Tagalong Anyone’s Ever Seen
Even Kate was amused.
AND PERFECTLY DISPLAYED SOME FAMILIAL PDA
“I’ve got your back, bro.”
When He Executed the Perfect Photobomb
Watch and learn, George.
And Finally, When He Started His Solo Career
Sayonara, single life! Next stop: marital bliss with Meghan Markle.