Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married for just over two years now – and a lot has changed since then. The couple have welcomed a baby boy, Archie, and stepped down as senior royals to make a move to the States.
Ahead of the publication of controversial new biography Finding Freedom, written by authors and royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, new details have emerged about the big day.
Although a whopping 1.9 billion people worldwide watched the televised carriage procession and Windsor wedding ceremony, Harry and Meghan's reception was a private event, with no phones allowed so the couple could relax and enjoy intimate moments with family and friends.
Much was placed on the music the couple had at their wedding, with the Kingdom Gospel Choir singing Ben E. King’s Stand by Me during their ceremony and Etta James’ This Little Light of Mine when they walked down the aisle as man and wife.
It was previously rumoured that the couple’s first dance was Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, but according to Finding Freedom, their first dance was apparently the much more romantic ‘I’m in Love’ by 60s soul singer Wilson Pickett.
You might not initially recognise the name, but Wilson Pickett had a number of big hits, including In the Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally and Funky Broadway. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his impact on song writing and recording.
Meghan and Harry have distanced themselves from the book, saying they 'did not contribute', with a statement from the Sussexes adding: 'This book is based on the authors' own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting'.
Much has been made of the intimate details contained in the book however, including claims that Kate and Meghan's relationship was 'awkward' but not a feud.
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