Inside The Royal Wedding Party: From Harry And Meghan's First Dance To Prince William's Naughty Speech

BY Amy Mackelden / May 20 2018 / 21:03 PM

The song they chose for their first dance is perfection

Inside The Royal Wedding Party: From Harry And Meghan's First Dance To Prince William's Naughty Speech

Following an incredible afternoon reception, which included a seasonal menu, and a rendition of "Circle of Life" from The Lion King by Elton John himself, Harry and Meghan drove in an electric Jaguar to their evening party. And Meghan, of course, changed into a stunning second wedding dress, this one designed by Stella McCartney.

Hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House, the exclusive evening party again attracted a whole host of celebrities, and it also featured a lot of surprises. Here's everything you need to know about Harry and Meghan's royal wedding evening party:

1) Prince Charles hosted the exclusive party.
According to the Daily Mail, the evening party started with a "sit-down dinner" made from organic ingredients, consisting of "light-bite canapes" following the theme of "spring meets summer." The meal ran from 7.30pm to 10pm, and was organised thanks to Prince Charles.
While over 600 guests were invited to the couple's post-nuptial luncheon, their evening party at Frogmore house was much smaller, with around 200 guests invited, including famous friends like Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, and Priyanka Chopra.

2) Prince William gave a 'naughty' speech.
A source revealed to the Daily Mail that Prince William apparently gave a very "naughty" speech during the evening dinner, and that Prince Harry's close friends, Tom "Skippy" Inskip and Tom Van Straubenzee, also gave a cheeky joint speech.

3) There was a fireworks display.
Considering Harry and Meghan's fairytale wedding was straight out of a Disney movie, it's unsurprising that a major fireworks display took place at Windsor Castle around 11pm, The Telegraph reports.

4) Prince Harry chose the music selection.
The Telegraph also reported that "The thud of loud music could be heard over the grounds of Windsor Castle" late into the night. And according to the Daily Mail, DJ Sam Totolee curated the evening's set list, which included all of "Harry's favorite House tracks." The same DJ apparently performed at Pippa Middleton's wedding last year.

5) Midnight snacks of dirty burgers and candyfloss were served.
Following the afternoon's seasonal menu, the glorious wedding cake, and the evening's organic canapes, Harry and Meghan served their guests midnight snacks of "dirty burgers" and candyfloss, according to the Daily Mail.

6) The themed cocktails paid tribute to the bride and groom.
A source told the Daily Mail that one of the drinks at the evening reception was called "When Harry Met Meghan" and included ginger in a "cheeky nod to Harry's red hair."

7) They chose a Whitney Houston classic for their first dance as a married couple.
In keeping with the rest of the wedding, which was inspired by Meghan's American heritage, the couple apparently selected Whitney Houston’s "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" for their first dance, which is beyond adorable (via The Telegraph).

8) Meghan also gave a speech.
As Us Weekly reports, Meghan was expected to give a speech at the evening reception.

9) Elton John apparently played for the evening guests, too.
Following John's afternoon performance, according to the Daily Mail, "a grinning Harry is said to have turned to his guests, asking: "Can anyone play the piano?" before Sir Elton John gave a moving medley of four hits—"Your Song," "Tiny Dancer," "Circle Of Life," and "I'm Still Standing."

10) James Corden apparently played an important role.
According to the Daily Mail, Corden took on the role of "host and entertainer for the reception."

11) There was an 'after-after' party.
The Daily Mail reports that, following the party at Frogmore House, guests apparently traveled back to London for an "after-after party" which took place "at celebrity favorite Chiltern.

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