The father of the little page boy who almost stole the show at the royal wedding has spoken out about the little boy’s big moment.
Twins Brian and John Mulroney, seven, were chosen to carry The Duchess of Sussex’s veil as she walked down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday.
Right before she began the journey, Brian was caught on camera breaking into a huge grin just as trumpets began to play to signal Meghan’s entrance.
Everybody on social media LOVED his obvious excitement at being part of the big day and the perfect timing of his grin.
And now his dad Ben has revealed just why his son was so happy right there and then.
Canadian television host Ben returned to his show, Your Morning, on Tuesday, where he said little Brian had been reacting to hearing trumpets for the first time.
He explained: “I asked him and he said he’d never heard a trumpet before. And I think when he walked in, I think he saw all the people there and the flowers — none of that was there during the rehearsal.”
Ben said he and wife Jessica – who is Meghan’s best friend – had been sitting so close to the front of the chapel they didn’t see the children until the very end of their walk.
The couple’s daughter Ivy, four, was a bridesmaid.
Ben said: “There had been so much talk about getting it right with the rehearsals and these kids are so young that there was a lot of worry that it wouldn’t get done right.
“But they were having so much fun with it. And that, to me, was the thing that gave me the most pride, that we didn’t put so much pressure on them that this wasn’t joyful for them.
“It was pretty darn joyful!”
Ben said the children in the bridal party – who included Prince George and Princess Charlotte – were encouraged to have fun and wave back when people waved at them.
He also said the kids all got to know each other during the rehearsals and made good friends.
“The kids had a chance to get to know each other a little bit during these rehearsals and get together, so they sort of come together in a little bit of a club before this happened. Jasper, who was the tallest of those page boys, told his dad afterwards, ‘I really like those Canadian boys very much.'”
After the wedding, Ben posted a photo to Instagram showing Brian’s joyous face and joked: “Ok, Brian. You’re getting a TV in your room for the summer.”
Fans were quick to tell him how much they loved Brian’s sheer excitement.
One said: “His big surprised smile at the sound of the trumpets was absolutely perfect!”
Another said: “Loved your boys!! They were so adorable and did such a great job!! This is one of the best parts of the wedding too, Brian’s expression when the trumpets started!!!”
A third added: “My favourite royal wedding pic…..every time i see this pic it makes me smile.”
And a fourth remarked: “The picture that said a billion words! So cute!”
Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, before an afternoon reception at the castle and an evening do at Frogmore House.
They will now be known as The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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