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Monday
Apr042011

Royal Wedding: Bachelor Party Secrets Revealed

Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Over the past week, William and best man Harry were tight-lipped about the bachelor party weekend, leading up to William's wedding to Kate Middleton. According to The Sun, Prince William and friends agreed to a "what goes on tour, stays on tour secrecy pact" before heading off to the Hartland Abbey, an 800-year old manor house and site of the festivities.

But finally, the stag secrets are out. The weekend consisted of skeet shooting, surfing and drinking games. While it was a relatively tame event, by many standards, Prince William was still subjected to some bachelor party barbs.

"At one stage, one of William's mates pulled out a chest wig and a hair piece and insisted that he put them on," said Sun royal editor and ABC News contributor Duncan Larcombe.

The boys also played the Post-It note drinking game. According to The Sun, it "involves each player having a Post-It note stuck to their forehead with the name of a mystery celebrity scrawled on it."

It took ages for Prince William to guess his celebrity, despite knowing the subject quite well. His friends stuck him with his grandmother, the queen.

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Wednesday
Feb232011

Prince Harry's Plans His Brother's Last Blast As a Single Man

Photo Courtesy - Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Party-loving Prince Harry is planning his brother's farewell homage to the single life, but some things are off limits for Prince William's bachelor party, ABC News' royal contributor said.

"[Prince Harry] made a secret plan with the guys that run one of the best water sports companies, and they're going to be out with speed boats, wake boards, water skiing; spend the whole day basically on the English Channel having fun," Duncan Larcombe said.

Drinking is prohibited on the water, so a private pub crawl is being planned for the end of the day on the last weekend before the April 29 weekend.

"They've put a lot of thought into choosing the right place for the stag and one of the concerns that they had is being too public, so what Harry's hatched is the plan to speedboat at the end of the day...go up the river to a couple of little pubs that are only accessible by boat or on foot," Larcombe said.

To set a tone of discretion, they have decided not to go to South Africa, but instead stay in the United Kingdom.

"One of the other plans they looked into was to rent or stay in a French ski chalet in the French Alps," Larcombe said. "I think William's made it quite clear that while Harry's doing the plans in secret and it's all a surprise for William, he has set ground rules: not too lavish, nothing that's going to get him criticism at home and abroad for spending too much money when the economy is not rosy."

The guest list is 20 good friends of the future king of England.

"The people going on the stag weekend are absolutely the inner circle, William's closest friends, a couple of guys from military, his colleges, and guys he's known since growing up," Larcombe said. ´╗┐

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