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.
1) Prince Charles hosted, and paid for, 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.”
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.
6) The themed cocktails paid tribute to the bride and groom.
A source told the Daily Mail that one of the cocktails at the evening reception was called “When Harry Met Meghan” and included ginger and rum 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.
8) James Corden apparently played an important role.
According to the Daily Mail, Corden took on the role of “host and entertainer for the reception.”
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