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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle played beer pong at the royal wedding reception

And a 'dance off' between the royal family

By Katie O’Malley  May 22nd, 2018

The royal wedding may have upheld tradition (with a few minor adjustments thankfully, courtesy of Meghan Markle) what with its venue, exchange of vows and star-studded guest list, but behind closed doors at the royal wedding reception, it sounds like it was a raucous affair. That Queen Liz, right? You just can’t hold her back after a few G&Ts.

Following the wedding, guests — including the likes of Oprah, Priyanka Chopra, Amal Clooney and the Suits cast — headed to the evening reception at Frogmore House where they sound to have attended one of the most insanely fun extravaganzas the royals have ever seen.

royal wedding

The Daily Mail reports the newlyweds were cheered wildly as they took to the floor with the funky soul classic ‘Land of a Thousand Dances’ for their first dance.

Luther actor Idris Elba reportedly DJ’d long into the night with a playlist filled with soul classics, 1960s R&B and 1980s dance hits. However, older guests are claimed to have left the party at around 10.30pm, while others stayed on until the early hours.

“It started to close down at about midnight to 1am — then people headed off to London, although some stayed,” a source told The Sun.

Comedian-turned-television host James Corden is also claimed to have sparked off a dance routine with Harry, his brother William and his father Charles, apparently refereeing a ‘dance-off’, while George Clooney hit the dance floor with both Meghan and Kate.

Doria Ragland Prince Charles Duchess of Cornwall

And, while the champagne may have been flowing all night, guests also reportedly played ‘beer pong’. A source told The Sun: “Serena Williams played beer pong like it was tennis. Everyone had so much fun with it.”

A source continued: “There was a glass marquee for the dinner, festival-themed stalls and bars outside, with different themed drinks.”

“There were burger bar stalls, whiskey bars, candy floss, games to play, acts performing and a DJ with a dance floor.

George and Amal Clooney

There was a gin vermouth cocktail created for Charles and Camilla, who are both massive gin fans apparently.”

Guests were reportedly also offered a cocktail called ‘When Harry Met Meghan’ – a rum-based drink with a hint of ginger ale.

Genius, absolutely genius!

Insiders describe the event as ‘the party to end all parties’, with a carnival atmosphere in the grounds of the 230-year-old stately home, which once belonged to George III.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Like many a modern wedding reception, there were ‘naughty’ speeches heard from the likes of Harry’s Bffs and brother Prince William, and a tradition-breaking toast made by the bride, who wore a lily-white silk crepe Stella McCartney gown and Aquazzura heels with baby-blue soles.

An extravagant fireworks display closed off the night as personalised slippers were reportedly handed out to guests wearing high heels.

Can we relive the royal wedding all over again, please?