Royal Most Epic In History! Reception
After the ceremony – and the posh procession – it was time for the newlyweds and their guests to party! Celebrations kicked off at a luncheon for 600 hosted by the Queen in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, before 200 lucky guests scored the “golden ticket” to a black-tie dinner and dance in a marquee at nearby Frogmore House, hosted by Prince Charles.
THE ‘DON’T YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE?’ AWARD
The British police manning the reception must not have been movie buffs, as George and Amal Clooney were kept waiting outside for 10 minutes before getting clearance to enter. Awks! Security was certainly tight on the night – with guests having their phones confiscated to enforce the event’s no-selfie rule.
MOST LAVISH SLICE
The couple’s $89,000 (or $149-a-slice) wedding cake – which was served on its very own gold throne – used 200 Amalfi lemons, 500 eggs and 10 bottles of elderflower cordial from the Queen’s Sandringham estate. Also on the three-course menu was an organic sit-down dinner with a “spring meets summer” theme, which guests washed down with vintage Pol Roger champagne and a rum-and-ginger cocktail called “When Harry Met Meghan.” Cuuute! Later, guests were served midnight snacks of fairy floss and “dirty burgers”.
That would be Mr Clooney! “George hopped h behind the bar and was mixing drinks d for guests,” a source tells People of o the star, who also served shots of his own Casamigos tequila.
It’s a toss-up between Haz’s touching tribute to Meg, where he revealed he can’t wait for them to be “a tteam”, and her breaking-from-tradition speech, where she declared “I have found my prince” and told Haz he was “worth the wait”. Charles’s toast also had guests welling up. A source says he ended it by telling his “darling old Harry” that he was “so happy” for him. Aww!
WOW OF A WEDDING SINGER R
As well as singing at the afternoon celebration – after Harry asked, “Can anyone play the piano?” – Elton John performed a “moving” medley of his biggest hits including
Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Circle Of Life I’m Still Standing. CUTEST FIRST DANCE SONG Ever the royal rebels, Harry and Meghan threw convention out the window by choosing Whitney Houston’s ’80s dance track
I Wanna Dance With Somebody. STINGIEST GUESTS
Partygoers were gifted goodie bags from the generous couple, but some wasted no time popping their prizes up on ebay, with one scoring a whopping $37,940.
For months Mel B had been teasing that she and the rest of the Spice Girls were invited and may even perform. But in the end, only Posh made the cut. “We were never invited. We were never asked to perform. And I was a little bit annoyed, actually!” says Mel C.
MOST EXPLOSIVE MOMENT
The enchanting evening went off with a bang when a fireworks display lit up the sky above Windsor Castle around 11pm.
IN HER ELEMENT
Serena Williams showed off her unmatched ball skills by winning a game of beer pong – just one of the several American touches the couple added to their shindig.
While Charles, Camilla and the Queen called it a night around 10.30pm, the biggest party animals kicked on... all the way back to London, where they kept things going until the wee hours at celeb hotspot Chiltern Firehouse.
Now that her Uncle Harry’s settled down, Princess Charlotte is taking over as cheekiest royal! The adorbs bridesmaid followed in Hazza’s footsteps with her tongue-poking antics. Meanwhile, her big brother and pageboy Prince George rocked long pants for the first time. FYI, royal children aren’t allowed to wear pants in public until they are seven or eight. You look so dapper, Georgie! ‘Isit com too mon chee tosay se?’
We love the vampire boy! Brian Mulroney – the son of Meghan’s bestie Jessica, who was a pageboy along with his twin bro John – became an internet sensation after he upstaged the bride’s walk down the aisle with his gap-toothed smile. Little est lerss Cut Stea ne Sce Specialguest Star Award
With her dad Thomas Markle unable to make it, a beaming Prince Charles stepped in to help Meghan down the aisle. “You look lovely, are you OK?”
James Bond Moment Ever the gentleman, Harry helped his missus into their electric Jaguar E-type – which featured a number plate with their wedding date on it – and whisked her to the exclusive evening reception at Frogmore House. Dancing Queen George Clooney busted a move with both Meghan and Kate, but was turned down by Sarah “Fergie” Ferguson when he approached her. Whaaat?! Meanwhile, MC James Corden ordered a royal dance-off between Harry, Charles and Wills. “Everyone was laughing because it’s something no-one expected,” spills a guest. Hotte stdj Wedding guest Idris Elba – who’s been a DJ on the side for years – got the party started by jumping on the decks to spin a bunch of R&B hits and ’80s classics at Meghan’s request.