Special precautions to safeguard the ring

SECRETS of the preparations for last Friday’s Royal wedding are continuing to emerge, including news that Prince Harry took special precautions to safeguard the ring.

The best man requested that a specially designed pocket be sewn into his wedding outfit to avoid any last-minute mishaps, it has been revealed.

Due to a lack of pockets in his Blues and Royals military outfit, Prince Harry feared the all-important wedding ring risked being accidentally dropped during the journey from Clarence House to Westminster Abbey.

Tailor Kashket & Partners — who made the wedding attires of both Prince Harry and Prince William as well as the page boys’ outfits — were drafted in to solve the problem and attached a discreet pouch to harbour the ring.

A small compartment was attached to the golden cuff of the prince’s military jacket to safeguard the ring which was crafted using Welsh gold.

Despite the eyes of the world focusing on the prince’s every move, the arrangement was so sleek it’s unlikely that anyone noticed the hidden pocket.

A spokesman for tailor Kashket & Partners said: “Harry, aware that he would be waving to the crowds, feared he may drop the ring and wanted a secret compartment.

“The Royal brothers wanted the day to run effortlessly smoothly and decided this would be the best option.”

Meanwhile, it was reported yesterday that the newly-wed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were returning to Anglesey — where Prince William works as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot — after spending 48 hours at a secret location.

The Royal couple have been enjoying a quiet weekend away in the UK after postponing their overseas honeymoon.

Clarence House denied reports of security concerns over the honeymoon, with a spokeswoman saying: “There was no last-minute change of plan.”

If security was not the reason for the delay, then it could be that by holding off for a few days the couple feel they are increasing their chances of slipping away unnoticed.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “The chances are if he’s back at work on Tuesday he’ll be getting in to Anglesey on Monday evening.

“It will be a normal day at work for him after the wedding, nothing special planned.”

Speculation has been mounting about where the couple could spend their time away when they eventually jet off on honeymoon.

The Duke is known to have a deep affection for Africa and would be on safe romantic territory if he chose to take his wife to Kenya, where he proposed to her last year.

However, the bookies’ favourite is a holiday on a Caribbean island with odds of 8/15.

A Clarence House spokeswoman yesterday denied claims that Kate did not know the destination, adding: “The couple planned the honeymoon together.”