The night began with Prince Harry as the MC of the night. He gave a very heartfelt speech to brother Will and new sister-in-law Catherine and told Will, “Our mother would be so very proud of you.”
Although, not to be too serious, Harry made sure to keep things light as he made his speech while standing on top of a table, wearing a fez on his head.
He also he made jokes about William’s balding hair and referred to him as “The Dude,” playing on his title as Duke of Cambridge. He also told Kate he felt sorry for her that she didn’t marry the good looking brother, referring to himself.
He then unbuttoned his shirt, danced on windowsills and stage-dived into the crowd!!
Ha Ha Ha! That sounds sooo amazing!!
Throughout the night, party-goers said that Harry and on-and-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy were the “life and soul” of the bash. In fact, Harry apparently wrapped his arm around her and whispered “you’re next” in her ear.
Later on the evening, Kate’s dad, Michael Middleton, gave a speech to the crowd and told the story how he knew William had a crush on his daughter. He said:
“I knew things were getting serious when I found a helicopter in my garden. I thought, ‘gosh, he must like my daughter.’
I did wonder how William was going to top this if they every got engaged. I just thought, what will he do? You can’t get much better than that and we are certainly not used to princes landing their helicopters in the garden.”
The reception had a nightclub feel with a DJ, glitter ball, and UV lighting. The room was filled with popcorn machines and snacks like ice cream and bacon butties and cocktails called Crack Babies.
Singer Ellie Goulding performed Elton John‘s Your Song while William and Kate had their first dance.
Wills was said to be very shy during the dance, but later loosened up when he and Kate performed a “hilarious version” Grease‘s You’re The One That I Want, which “brought the house down.”
A wedding guest described the dance:
“They stood holding hands in the middle of the dance floor grinning, then suddenly the opening bars of the song came booming out. The reaction was brilliant. Everyone started clapping to the music. Wills and Kate began dancing around, pointing at each other and mouthing the words. It was hilarious.”
Later, William gave a speech, describing his bride as his “rock” and telling her how beautiful she was before guests started leaving at around 4 AM.
My goodness! The whole night sounded absolutely magical and a complete 180 from the morning’s proper and formal wedding ceremony.
Leave it to Harry to keep the party going!!