Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first dance was to an absolute classic
After what felt like years of build-up, the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has come and gone, leaving the millions who tuned in to watch with pleasant memories of a special day they could never afford. It is kind of like watching a fairytale ending, with the happy couple riding off into the sunset as adoring crowds watched on.
There were plenty of details about the wedding that even the most hawk-eyed of viewers likely missed in the ceremony itself. It turned out that Meghan's bouquet included flowers that Prince Harry had picked from their private garden the day before, including forget-me-nots in honor of Princess Diana, as they were her favorite flower. As another lovely nod to Harry's mother, Meghan was wearing Diana's ring.
As with all weddings, the ceremony is only half the party. It's when everyone gets together to dance and celebrate the new marriage that the fun really starts - and this day was no different. The dinner party at Frogmore House in Windsor Great Park had plenty of celebrity attendees, including the likes of Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and the Beckhams.
According to one insider, Prince Charles' speech was a real crowd-pleaser. "Charles spoke about feeding Harry a bottle and changing his nappy, and then said look how well he turned out," the guest told the Daily Mail. "That's about as embarrassing as it got." After this, Meghan Markle again broke new ground by making a speech, where she reportedly thanked the Royal family for welcoming her into their ranks.
Eventually, it came to the first dance, with the choice of song being the subject of much debate in the build-up to the big day. It was a good guess to think it would be something a little more modern than you would expect from such an event, given how this 2018 wedding was already breaking a few outdated traditions. As it turned out, the first song was Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody'.
In front of the 200 guests, the couple danced to a song that was actually a favorite in betting circles in the lead-up to the event - as the new Duchess of Sussex mentioned to Lifestyle Magazine in 2016 that it was her "happy song". Elton John was close behind on the list, but didn't quite make it to the top spot.
Once that was out of the way, actor (and DJ if you didn't know) Idris Elba got on the decks according to some inside reports. After that, celebrity DJ Sam Totolee took over, under strict instructions from Harry to avoid any cheesy songs. According to The Sun, Elton John played a few of his greatest songs on the piano, including 'Your Song', 'Tiny Dancer', 'Circle of Life' and 'I'm Still Standing'.
While there may have been some controversies with Meghan's family before she and Harry got a chance to tie the knot, it looks like the day itself turned out to be perfect for the happy couple!