Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s First Song Was Something Nobody Expected

by : Charlie Cocksedge on : 21 May 2018 21:38
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The royal wedding was a very public affair. TV cameras broadcast the event to millions across the globe while presenters and journalists watched and analysed every single aspect of the day, and continue to do so…


Especially after the now world-famous ceremony’s guest list was whittled down to about 200 to enjoy a more private party with the newlyweds at Frogmore House inside Windsor Castle.

Just like his big brother did at his wedding, Harry drove himself and Meghan to the evening bash. The pair arrived in style after a quick change of outfit, rocking up in a one-of-a-kind Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero – an electric version of the 1968 classic car.

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And though outfit choice was always going to draw a lot of attention throughout the day, one of the things that concerns me at weddings is how easy it’ll be for guests to get their groove on on the dancefloor.


One of the biggest moments during any wedding is not the vows or the speeches, but the choice of music for the first dance. What a couple choose to dance to can say a lot about them.

As E! News reports, the couple opted for an absolute banger of a wedding tune – Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

You only need to read the title to get that hook stuck in your head, and with a song like that it probably wasn’t long until the guests joined them – you can just tell Clooney’s a demon on the dancefloor.

Not content with Elton John performing at the afternoon do, the evening reception also featured a 12-piece jazz band as well as a surprise DJ set from Idris Elba, according to The Telegraph, while James Corden MC’d the evening and even did a bit of stand-up for the guests.

Sounds like a pretty decent party to me, and while we’re not holding our breath for pics of the private party, the official images of the royal wedding have now been released by Kensington Palace.

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A Palace spokesman said:

[Harry and Meghan] feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world.

They wrote on their Twitter account:

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs from their Wedding day.

These photographs were taken by photographer Alexi Lubomirski at Windsor Castle, following the carriage procession.

According to Kensington Palace, the wedding was attended by 600 guests, a modestly small gathering when compared to William and Kate’s, which boasted 1,900 guests.

A group of 200 close acquaintances were then invited to an after-party at Frogmore House, a short walk from St George’s Chapel.

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Meghan’s official fancy title is now the Duchess of Sussex, while Prince Harry is now the Duke of Sussex.

Although, at least while Whitney was pumping on the stereo, I reckon Harry and Meghan were Lord and Lady of the Dance, amiright?


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Charlie Cocksedge

Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist and sub-editor at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.

Topics: Life, Sex and Relationships


E! News and 1 other
  1. E! News

    Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Exclusive Wedding Reception

  2. The Telegraph

    Inside the royal wedding evening reception: Idris Elba turned DJ as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle danced to 1980s hits and R&B