What Happened Behind One of The Most Unforgettable Photos From The Royal Wedding
It’s all about the Royal Wedding’s 7-year-old page boy.
It was at that moment when the doors of the St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle opened and the television cameras focused on the bride-to-be at that time when one of the royal wedding page boys suddenly took the spotlight.
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Brian Mulroney and was left open-mouthed during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding last weekend, making him the star of one of the funniest photos of the event, Huffington Post reported.
Ben Mulroney, Brian’s father, explained the unforgettable facial expression during an interview with “Your Morning”, a Canadian show, on Tuesday. Ben is the husband of The Duchess of Sussex’s best friend, Jessica.
“I asked him, and he said he’d never heard a trumpet before,” Mulroney said. “I think when he walked in, he saw all the people there, and the flowers, none of that was there during the rehearsal,” the father revealed.
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He added that not only Brian enjoyed the ceremony and had a great time, but also the other kids, Brian’s twin brother John and his 4-year-old daughter, Ivy, who was a bridesmaid.
“There had been so much talk about getting it right with the rehearsals and these kids are so young,” he said. “There was a lot of worry that this wouldn’t get done right, but they’re having so much fun with it. And that, to me, was the thing that gave me the most pride was that we didn’t put so much pressure on them that this wasn’t joyful for them. It was pretty darn joyful.”
Meanwhile, the three siblings, along the other kids were able to stay cool while posing for official wedding portraits. Alexi Lubomirski, the photographer who took the official photographs during the wedding, said he used a magic word to make the kids pose for the photos without any objections.
“I’ve been asked by everybody, ‘How did you control the kids?’ And as we were setting up the big family shots, and I was placing The Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty onto their chairs, I could hear the kids started crying in the background and there was some chaos,” he said in an interview with PEOPLE.
“And then I heard this magic word behind me that was Smarties, which is obviously an English Candy, much like M&Ms, and they were being bribed with one Smartie here and one Smartie there. So as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately just shouted out, ‘Who likes Smarties?’, and then everybody hands up, smiles, even some of the adults I think put their hands up.”
He added, “And so that was our magic word of the day, so thank you, Smarties.”
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