In Pictures: The Royal Brothers, Prince Harry the Groom and Prince William the Best Man

Take a look back at some of Prince Harry and Prince William's best moments.Newsweek
Princess Diana holds Prince William (6) and Prince Harry (3) on a day out in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. (1987)REUTERS/Hugh Peralta

It must be pretty tough to be a royal sometimes.

As we’ve seen from the birth of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s third child, the spotlight is bright from day one. Everything you do is placed under a magnifying glass for the world to see, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Prince Harry knows that all too well, having been branded a “bad boy” for a string of antics including smoking weed, drinking champagne from a prosthetic leg and cheating in school. Most people have probably done a lot worse—they just aren’t being watched 24/7.

When you’re in a situation as unique as being a royal child, the saving grace can often be your siblings. Prince William and Prince Harry have always had each other’s backs—the one other person who has experienced life through the same lens.

Over the years, the pair has vacationed together, they’ve attended rugby matches and they’ve always found time for a bit of polo.

It was a surprise to no one then when Prince William asked Prince Harry to be his best man in 2011. Prince Harry suited up to stand by his brother in Westminster Abbey.

Suddenly, two became three. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined Prince William and Prince Harry in their unique life experience. Middleton joined in on the photos, almost turning Prince Harry into a third wheel.

Then came Meghan Markle. Prince Harry will wed the Suits actress at Windsor Castle on May 19.

And sure enough, Prince Harry has returned the honor to Prince William—his brother will be his best man.

But before Prince Harry takes that final plunge, let’s take a look back at the brothers’ journey together throughout the past three decades.

A few years later, Prince William aims to make Prince Harry smile on board a boat in the British Virgin Islands. (1990)REUTERS/Rob Taggart
On the same vacation, Prince Harry sits in his mother’s (Princess Diana) lap, accompanied by Prince William and the boys’ grandmother (Frances Shand-Kydd). (1990)REUTERS/Rob Taggart
Prince William and Prince Harry wave from the Royal Yacht Britannia in Toronto, Canada. (1991)REUTERS/Andy Clark
Prince Charles takes both his sons tobogganing in the snow. They take a break to chat to the media. (1995)REUTERS/Ruben Sprich
The family of four suits up to attend a heads of state ceremony in Hyde Park in 1995. It commemorated the 50th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe, the day Nazi Germany surrendered to the allies in World War II). (1995)SCANNED FROM NEGATIVE REUTERS/Dylan Martinez DM/CMC
Tragedy struck in 1997 as Princess Diana died in a car crash. Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry leave the church in Balmoral. (1997REUTERS/Stringer
Prince Charles and his sons look upon flowers left outside Kensington Palace in memory of Princess Diana. (1997)REUTERS
(From left) Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Earl Spencer, Prince William and the Duke of Edinburgh watch as Diana’s coffin is carried into Westminster Abbey on the day of her funeral (September 6, 1997). (1997)REUTERS
Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Harry return to Klosters, Switzerland, for a ski trip in the winter of 1998. (1998)REUTERS/Andy Mettler
The three receive Canadian Olympic jackets worn by athletes as a gift following a trip to British Columbia, Canada. (1998)REUTERS
Prince Harry holds back a cheeky smile after his older brother Prince William completes his first driving lesson (1999).REUTERS/Russell Boyce
The three princes stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the celebration of The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday—making her, at the time, the longest living royal in British history. (2000)REUTERS