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Photos/ Video: Royal Wedding Evening Reception Hosted By James Corden, Meghan Speech, First Dance, Fireworks

Natalie Evans

 

Newlyweds Harry and Meghan danced the night away with 200 guests at a glamorous evening reception.
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The beautiful bride switched from her stunning elegant, formal pure white wedding gown by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, to a glamorous lily white halter neck by Stella McCartney for the black-tie evening do.

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The US star – now a duchess and an HRH – is giving a speech at the party, which is being hosted by her father-in-law the Prince of Wales.

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Harry drove his new wife from Windsor Castle in a silver-blue classic convertible Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero which was originally manufactured in 1968 and has been converted to electric power.

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The happy couple waved and smiled as they headed to meet their friends at the celebration, which stretched into the early hours.

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Meghan wore shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue.

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Her hair – in a relaxed up to do – was styled for the reception by George Northwood.

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The car’s number plate bore the date of the wedding – E190518.

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Guests were able to rest and change before the start of the evening celebrations following the lunchtime reception in the castle’s medieval St George’s Hall hosted by the Queen.

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Comedian James Corden acted as a compère for the evening, it was reported.

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Following a ceremony which broke with tradition, Meghan was expected to stamp her own imprint on the evening celebration by giving a speech of her own.

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The couple were then expected to let their hair down and enjoy their first dance as husband and wife.

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The closest friends of the newlyweds will be among those in attendance including Canadian stylist Jessica Mulroney and other confidantes such as Benita Litt and designer Misha Nonoo.

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Serena Williams pulled out all the stops as she dazzled with her second outfit – a luxury designer frock.

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The tennis champion had already stolen the show during the wedding ceremony in a nude pink asymmetric neckline gown.

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And she did it all again after taking a quick nap with baby daughter Alexis Olympia ahead of tonight’s knees-up.

Sharing snaps of the dramatic Maison Valentino gown on Instagram, Serena thanked creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli for “making me look special on this special evening”.

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The 17th-century royal residence stands about half a mile south of Windsor Castle in Windsor Home Park.

It offers the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex the privacy to celebrate their marriage away from the cameras.

The name Frogmore is derived from the frogs which have always lived in the low lying marshy area.

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It was built in around 1680 by Charles II’s architect and in 1923, the Queen’s parents – the future George VI and Queen Elizabeth – spent part of their honeymoon there.

It is only open for people to view on three ticketed charity open days a year, as well to pre-booked groups in August.

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British Royal Palace Plea As Meghan’s Dad May Not Attend Wedding |RN

Watch: Meghan Markle’s Dad Says He Is Not Going to the Royal Wedding (Wochit)

Kensington Palace has asked for “understanding” ahead of Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle amid reports her father will not attend.

“This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding,” said a palace spokesman.

“She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation.”

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Reports emerged on TMZ that former Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle had decided not to appear at Windsor Castle on Saturday after being left “deeply embarrassed” by the release of pictures that appeared to show him colluding with photographers.

He reportedly suffered a heart attack six days ago but checked himself out of the hospital to prepare for the wedding, only to decide not to go because of coverage of the apparent stunt, which he reportedly told TMZ looked “stupid and hammy”.

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Meghan’s half-sister Samantha – who has questioned her relative’s charity and humanitarian work – took the blame for the pictures, telling ITV’s Loose Women that she wanted to present a “positive” image of her father.

“The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and the benefit of the royal family,” she said.

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She previously insisted her father would walk Meghan down the aisle “unless a plane crashes through his roof”.

Mr Markle had been due to walk his daughter down the aisle, with Kensington Palace has previously revealed that he and her mother Doria Ragland would play “important roles”.

Mr Markle, 73, and Ms Ragland, 61, divorced when Meghan was six-years-old and there had been speculation over whether he would make the trip before the palace confirmed his attendance earlier this month.

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Some reports had said Meghan was worried about how her dad, who is said to value his privacy, would handle the pressure, although others insisted he was “excited” about the big day.

The palace said earlier this month that Meghan was “delighted to have her parents by her side on this important and happy occasion”.

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But Sky’s Royal Correspondent Rhiannon Mills said Prince Harry, who is yet to meet Mr Markle, and Meghan had been “concerned” about the pressure he had been under ahead of the big day.

She explained: “It is unusual to have a statement released like this on such a personal matter.

“In recent days there has been more speculation about relations between Thomas Markle and the media. Prince Harry and Megan Markle have been concerned about the pressure he has been under.

“I understand that Thomas Markle is not here in the UK. I also understand that Meghan’s mother is not here in the UK either – she is due in the coming days.”

Upon her arrival, Ms Ragland is due to meet the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Earlier it was revealed that she will stay with her daughter at the Cliveden House Hotel, roughly nine miles from Windsor, on the night before the wedding.

Prince Harry will stay at the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park in Ascot, Berkshire, with his brother and best man Prince William.

The details emerged after forecasters predicted that it would be warm and sunny on the big day, which is expected to see 100,000 people from around the world descend on the town.   (Sky News)

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Obama’s Invitation To Prince Harry Wedding In Trouble Because Trump Is Not Invited

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Prince Harry chose Barack Obama to be his flagship interview  – but it may not be wise to invite him to his wedding.  The Prince chose to feature the former President on the Today Programme, which he is guest-editing on Wednesday.

The interview highlights the close relationship between Prince Harry and Obama.   The prince is thought to have told aides he wants to invite Mr Obama and his wife Michelle to the wedding on May 19.

But civil servants are said to fear a diplomatic issue if Mr Obama is invited to the upcoming royal nuptials.

Current president Donald Trump is unlikely to get an invite – and there are fears he would not respond well if the Obamas were asked to come.

Relations between Britain and the White House are currently particularly strained.

In November Prime Minister Theresa May criticised Mr Trump after he retweeted three videos made by far-right group Britain First.

She said promoting the messages “was the wrong thing to do” and called Britain First “a hateful organisation. It seeks to spread division and mistrust in our communities.”

The prince’s fiancee Meghan Markle is also thought to be no fan of Mr Trump, having tweeted criticism of him during last year’s US election.

The Obamas helped the Prince, 33 promote the Invictus Games, which were held in Toronto earlier this year.

A senior government source told the Sun: “Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness.

“Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen.

“Conversations are ongoing about and ministers will eventually have to decide. If the PM lays down the law, Harry will just have to suck it up.”

The wedding is not a state occasion and the Government has only a consultative role in the guest list, which is being drawn up by Buckingham Palace.

Downing Street declined to comment.

Source: The Telegraph

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