Wow. The royal wedding day was full of so many surprises, including the couple’s choice of first dance song at their wedding reception.
Held at the Frogmore House for 200 of their closest family and friends, the wedding reception music was led by Prince Harry favorite, DJ Sam Totolee, who reportedly played Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” for the newlyweds’ first dance song. Meghan Markle once called the pop hit her “happy song” in a 2016 interview. We are sure the bride, who looked amazing in her second wedding dress by Stella McCartney, and the groom in a black tuxedo, had such a fun time dancing to it! (In fact, it’s on our list of 15 unique wedding songs every guest will love!)
Hosted by Prince Charles, the wedding guest list for the evening event, which started at 7 p.m. and went into the wee hours, included George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, Idris Elba (who apparently took his own turn on the DJ tables), James Corden, and some suspect Harry Styles (who may have performed, though that can’t be confirmed). Guests were banned from bringing cell phones into the event.
The earlier luncheon reception also had a few surprises, According to The Daily Mail, after Prince Harry’s speech the groom asked “Does anyone here know how to play the piano?”
Elton John then joined Prince Harry on stage and performed “Your Song,” “Circle of Life,” “I’m Still Standing” and “Tiny Dancer,” presumably for a certain “L.A. lady” in the crowd. 🙂
“Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the Reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St George’s Hall, Windsor Castle,” Kensington Palace confirmed in a statement. “Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family.”
John, who has been a close friend of the royal family and performed a moving rendition of “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, has fond memories of Prince Harry throughout the years.
“I first met an extremely shy and sweet Prince Harry at a private lunch at Kensington Palace, given by his mother Princess Diana for Gianni Versace and me many years ago,” John told Rolling Stone. “What a joy it has been to see that young boy grow to inherit his mother’s warmth, sense of humor and courage to stand up and champion the causes he truly believes in.”