Inside Harry And Meghan’s Wedding Reception

Three years on and we still wished we'd been there.

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by Rebecca Cope |

How time flies! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s star-studded nuptials took place three years ago this week, with a ceremony at St George’s Chapel in Windsor followed by a lunchtime reception at Windsor Castle and an evening soiree at Frogmore House, hosted by Prince Charles.

It was the event of the year, but it was the evening bash that prompted the biggest slew of internet rumours, leaking from guests. Even now, some details have remained hush hush, but here’s everything we’ve heard – from what happened during the speeches, to who got to dance with George Clooney…

Prince Charles’s speech

By all reports, father-of-the-groom Prince Charles gave a moving speech, which left the audience in tears. Referring to him as ‘my darling old Harry,’ he was visibly emotional about the marriage of his youngest son, who he said he still remembered him so clearly as a baby.

Prince Harry’s speech

According to Veronica German, head of the Dolen Cymru Wales Lesotho Link, Harry had to keep stopping and restarting his ‘off the cuff’ speech, because every time he addressed Meghan as ‘my wife’, the audience descended into cheering and clapping.

The first song

The couple chose ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston as their opening number.

Guests were given slippers

Despite having their phones confiscated on entry to avoid any embarrassing picture leaks, some guests did manage to sneak a snap of the slippers given to guests at the after party to soothe their tired feet after a long day standing in heels.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle danced with George Clooney

In a moment reminiscent of Princess Diana dancing with John Travolta at the White House, both the Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex danced with silver fox George Clooney at the Frogmore House reception.

Serena Williams won Beer Pong

Well, she is an Olympian and Wimbledon champion, isn’t she?

Princes Harry, William and Charles all had a dance-off with James Corden

Oh, to be a fly on the wall for that…

Elton John’s lunchtime performance

Sir Elton John, who is famous for being close friends with Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, was the chief performer at the lunchtime reception. He is reported to have played Circle of Life, Tiny Dancer and Your Song.

Harry Styles might have made a surprise (and secret) performance

He was reportedly introduced by friend James Corden and was seen in the area the next day…

Idris Elba on the decks

Suave actor and potential Bond, Idris Elba, reportedly treated guests to his alter ego as a much-in-demand DJ, playing a series of R&B classics.

READ MORE: Three Years On, We Revisit Harry and Meghan's Wedding, Minute By Minute

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