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From nightclub music to James Corden dressed as Henry VIII: Here's everything that happened at the royal wedding reception

It was a family, friends and celeb affair and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's reception was a complete hit. The playful jabs at Prince Harry did evoke a lot of laughter
UPDATED JAN 31, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle(Source:Getty Images)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle(Source:Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding reception had all the markings of an A-list event, but then we are talking about a new-age couple here, things were bound to be different somewhere during the night.  According to the Mirror, the event was a mix of fun and entertainment. It was a pretty relaxed and friendly event unlike what is expected of the royals.

Prince Harry and Meghan invited their close friends and family to reception (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Everyone was in the mood for fun. The guests were reportedly treated with 'ginger jokes' and James Corden became the highlight of the evening as he decided to turn up for a surprise performance while dressed as the Tudor king Henry VIII. Meanwhile, Prince William, who was also the best man at the wedding, had fun at his brother's expense and threw in some bawdy jokes about "wet knickers" while Harry's friend Charlie van Straubenzee revealed how the Duke of Sussex once took his teddy bear and threw it onto the dormitory roof.

Prince Harry's friends made sure he was blushing as they referred to his past antics. Charlie even joked that Harry had a habit of falling off polo horses be he always plays "hungover".

The event took place at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle with some of the biggest Hollywood names in the guest list. The guests danced the night away as actor Idris Elba took over the DJ turntables and brought in some happening nightclub music to the floor. According to Sunday Times, the newlyweds also gave some very emotional speeches during the event. 

Harry and Meghan gave speeches at their wedding (Photo by Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The guests had only wonderful things to say about the royal wedding reception, thrown by Prince Charles. It is claimed that George Clooney was quite happy to be at the wedding reception because he could see how much in love the couple was. "I go to all these celebrity weddings and nobody seems to be in love at all," he reportedly said to a fellow guest according to the tabloid. 

While Harry's friend Charlie sent the crowd rolling on the floor while referring to him as "our strawberry blond prince", he praised him for dealing with the loss of his mother, Princess Diana when he was 12. He added that she would have been happy to see how he had found the love of his life. Meanwhile, Meghan thanked the royal family for welcoming her so warmly. She became the first royal bride to give a speech during her own wedding.

Harry also thanked his father, Prince Charles, for walking Meghan down the aisle while making a special mention of his mother-in-law, Doria Ragland and his beautiful bride, Meghan. After the speech Harry urged all the guests to have a "serious party" and there is no doubt that they all did.