You’ll look more natural and nobody will mind if you break their gaze every now and again for a quick check.
The Royal Wedding is mere weeks away with Prince Harry confirming Prince William as his best man, returning the favour from his own nuptials in 2011.
Accustomed as he is to giving speeches and working a room, it’s unlikely Wills needs much guidance, so here’s a foolproof guide to all the best men who need a helping hand.
Reading from a sheet of paper risks losing the personality in your voice and betraying your nerves thanks to shaky hands.
Get something in your hand – cue cards maybe, not a tequila – and glance at it rather than recite.
It’s mildly sexist and absolutely ridiculous, but you’ll be expected to reiterate several times just how beautiful the bride and bridesmaids look.