Royal wedding party included 'beer pong' and 'dance-off featuring Prince Charles'
Millions of us spent last Saturday glued to laptops and television screens to watch every minute of the royal wedding. Not everyone is interested in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot, but the ones who are can often get pretty obsessive about it, scouring the event for every detail and jumping head-first into speculation as soon as the couple got engaged.
Unfortunately, one of the most interesting parts of the occasion is the one bit the public isn't able to see at all: the after-party. In any wedding, it's when you get the food, the drink and the dancing starts that things begin to move beyond the emotional moments to something far more, well... entertaining.
The dinner party for this particular wedding had plenty of celebrity attendees, including George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and the Beckhams turning up for a drink or two. We knew from one insider that the first dance was a Whitney Houston song, to which the happy couple danced, with 200 onlookers watching.
According to The Mirror, the party was even more eventful than you may have expected. One of the big shockers was that the party reportedly had beer pong - a game that's fun to get drunk to, but not usually expected to turn up at a royal wedding. In addition to this, there were DJ sets from Idris Elba and Sam Totolee, and George Clooney even danced with both Meghan and Kate - something he likely pulled off because, well, he's George Clooney.
Late night talk show host James Corden was also in attendance, serving as the MC for the night. Strangely enough, it sounds like Corden actually made history that night, by arranging a royal dance-off. Those who apparently took part were Harry, Meghan, Kate, Meghan's mother Doria, and - most surprisingly of all - Prince Charles himself. We can only imagine.
The night was also full of speeches. Harry's friends Charlie van Straubenzee and Tom Inskip spoke about their mate, making a few vague references to his "wild past" and mocking his burgeoning bald patch. Meghan made a speech in which she thanked Charles for walking her down the aisle and for being welcomed into the family, then said: "I have found my prince". In most weddings, that would be a sappy comment, but here it might as well be her calling dibs.
Harry's father also took a moment away from the rumored dance-offs to make his own speech, too. "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."
Meghan's dog Guy was at the party, running around the place and eating any food that had dropped on the floor, the final touch to a royal event that seems far more relaxed than you would expect. "It was informal and a lovely atmosphere," one guest told The Mirror. "The whole evening had a really chilled, festival vibe".
That was the end of the night for the happy couple, who left Frogmore House at around midnight. The night continued for some of the other guests, who apparently continued the party at The Chiltern Firehouse in London. God knows what happened there.