Did Prince Harry Make the Bride Cry at Royal Wedding Reception?
After their historic wedding inside Westminster Abbey Friday morning, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fulfilled royal obligations (photos, kisses, waving). Then, they had a party to attend!
Now, details are emerging from the festivities about the music, menu and other special touches.
About 300 of the couple’s family and friends were invited to the evening reception that was hosted by Prince Charles inside Buckingham Palace, according to Us. And with her groom in a dapper tux, newlywed Kate Middleton changed from her lacy wedding dress and veil into another Sarah Burton gown and sweater.
Prince Harry’s remarks were a highlight during the black-tie affair; Prince William’s brother reportedly delivered a tasteful tribute to the new couple, free of embarrassing wisecracks — and made mention of their late mother, Princess Diana, who died when the groom was 15. An insider reports that Harry told guests how much of Diana he sees in his older brother. The bride was said to be moved to tears.
Goulding, 24, was the only artist invited to perform live at the wedding reception — the couple are reportedly big fans of her 2010 album, ‘Lights.’ She followed up ‘Your Song’ with her own single, ‘Starry Eyed.’ Check out Goulding’s sound in the clips below (and tune in to see her as the musical guest when Tina Fey hosts the next ‘Saturday Night Live’).
What did chefs feed the dazzling crowd? Crab, beef, chocolate pudding, and ice cream were on the menu. And as a souvenir, each guest went home when the party ended at 2 a.m. with a pair of cupcakes, boxed up with the couple’s official engagement photo. The late-night treats were custom-packaged by Cake Kit Company, a provider of wedding favors owned by Kate Middleton’s brother, James.
As a finale, fireworks began while carriages drove guests off the palace grounds.