Here's the one joke that was reportedly banned from Royal Wedding speeches

Here's the one joke that was reportedly banned from Royal Wedding speeches

On Saturday the world was overcome with love and affection. It was a rare moment in this often cynical and hate-filled planet, but it brought us all together in a moment of celebration. I am, of course, talking about the Royal Wedding.

That's right, after months of build-up, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally tied the knot at a beautiful ceremony in Windsor Castle. The ceremony was attended by 600 guests, with there being A-listers, friends of the family and members of the charities that Harry supports all in attendance. The likes of David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hardy and George and Amal Clooney all arrived looking wonderful and the sun shone for the happy couple on their big day.

The wedding was regarded as one of the greatest to have ever been seen, with it being heralded as the most "modern" royal occasion in history. Whether it was Meghan - a woman of colour who was entering the Royal Family - walking herself part-way down the aisle, the fact that the couple had a gospel choir in the chapel, or that they had an African-American pastor; there was a lot about this wedding that was groundbreaking.

And it would be fair to say that the wedding stole the hearts of many. In just the UK alone, over 16 million people tuned in to watch the couple tie the knot. On top of this, between the hours of 2200 GMT May 19 and 2300 GMT May 20, 6,604,498 tweets were posted worldwide on the royal nuptials, of which 5.2 million had the hashtag #RoyalWedding.

However, while the wedding appeared to be a joyous and loving affair, there were some rules that guests had to abide by. After the ceremony, a select number of guests were invited to the after party. Of the 600 people that attended the wedding, 200 were invited back to the reception at Frogmore House.

Even though the bash was undoubtedly a raucous affair, one specific joke was banned from the speeches, with guests not being allowed to make jokes about Harry's former Playboy reputation.

Harry made headlines when he was younger for his risque antics. He was known for his excessive partying - with the fifth in line for the throne being spotted hanging around with Kanye West, P. Diddy and Rihanna.

The Prince came under fire after wearing a Nazi uniform to a fancy dress party and for his infamous naked frolics while in Las Vegas playing a game of strip billiards with his friends. However, while Harry may not have been keen for guests to crack jokes about his past in front of his new wife, they are part of the reason why he is very popular with the public.

It's believed that the private reception went down well, with revelers staying until 2am. There was an impressive firework display, Idris Elba on the decks and even a performance from Elton John. It's also reported that the couple had their first dance to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston.

While Harry may calm down now that he's a married man, it would be a shame to see him lose the part of his personality that made him so popular in the first place.