Prince William’s best friend is getting married – to Prince George's teacher!
Prince William’s best friend has found love with someone very familiar to the royal family – Prince George’s teacher!
Thomas van Straubenzee – a lifelong friend of the Prince and godfather to Princess Charlotte – proposed to Lucy Lanigan-O’Keeffe, the assistant head teacher at the prep school that the Duke’s son goes to, The Times reported.
31-year-old Lanigan-O’Keeffe teaches outdoor learning and mindfulness at Thomas’s London Day Schools in Battersea. She and 36-year-old van Straubenzee reportedly met a year ago through a friend.
This will be van Straubenzee’s second marriage following his separation from Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke of Northumberland, in 2016.
Van Straubenzee and his brother Charlie attended Ludgrove School in Berkshire with both Prince William and Prince Harry. It is speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may ask Charlie to be the godfather to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who will be christened in July.
According to The Times, Prince William will serve as an usher and may make a speech at the wedding. Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who will also be attending Thomas’s Battersea in September, are also expected to be pageboy and bridesmaid at their teacher’s wedding.