Prince Charles Delivers Emotional Speech At Royal Wedding Reception — He Welcomes Kate To The Family!

Sat, April 30, 2011 11:13am EST by 8 Comments

He even teases William about his thinning hairline — it must be genetics!

Prince Charles delivered a heartfelt speech at the Queen’s champagne reception at Buckingham Palace following the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and it sounds like he couldn’t be happier to have a new daughter-in-law!

The newly-renamed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received words of wisdom from the father of the groom, which ranged from a heartfelt welcoming of Kate, 29, to lighthearted ribbing of William, 28.

Dr. Robert Acheson, a friend of the Middleton family, tells the Daily Mail, “William spoke very well but it was Charles who really gave high praise to his daughter-in-law. He said they were really lucky to have a daughter like her.”

Other guests report some good-natured joking between Charles and William.

“The Prince of Wales made a few jokes about his bald patch and his son’s bald patch, saying it must be hereditary,” Susie Lea, another friend of the Middleton family, says. “He was stood slightly up on a small stand so he was looking down on William to his left. William smiled, he was amused. Kate looked amused as well.”

What a great dad — it sounds like Charles gave a truly heartfelt speech!

— William Earl

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