Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ‘Joyful’ On Wedding Day, Duchess Delivered Toast, Book Claims

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry ‘Joyful’ On Wedding Day, Duchess Delivered Toast, Book Claims

KEY POINTS

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle danced to Wilson Pickett's "I'm in Love'" for their first dance as husband and wife
  • Markle delivered a toast at the wedding reception
  • Prince William is not convinced that Prince Harry and Markle are not involved in "Finding Freedom," according to a source

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were very happy when they tied the knot.

Royal correspondents Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand shared some details about the royal wedding in their book "Finding Freedom." According to an excerpt obtained by People, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's did enjoy their wedding reception.

Prince Harry and Markle "were joyful on the big day—with their first dance to 'I'm in Love' by '60s soul singer Wilson Pickett," Scobie and Durand wrote.

Pickett is a popular American soul singer and songwriter. He is also known for his songs "In the Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally," and "Funky Broadway."


Aside from their romantic first dance as husband and wife, the duchess also "delivered her own toast at the reception,” Harper’s Bazaar reported.

The book also shared that Markle was once scolded for wearing an accessory with her and Prince Harry's initials. The palace disapproved of Markle's $300 delicate 14-carat gold chain bearing "M" and "H" because according to them, it encouraged photographers to keep pursuing images of her accessory for headlines.

A Kensington Palace aide told the authors that someone from the palace called Markle and she said little but listened to the counsel during the call. However, she was "frustrated and emotional" when she hung up the phone.

"I can't win," Markle was heard saying to a friend.

"They make out like I'm to blame for these pictures, that it looks like I'm encouraging them, that me even acknowledging the cameras may not be sending the right message. I don't know what to say. It was only yesterday that people online were saying I look miserable in pictures, because I was trying to just ignore the [photographer].”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex already said that they were not interviewed for the book and they didn’t contribute anything to it. However, Prince William was not convinced about their lack of participation in the publication, one source claimed.

"William thinks the book is their calculated way of controlling the narrative and that they took advantage of their entertainment contacts so they’d be painted in a favorable light" a source told Us Weekly.

"William’s the voice of reason and can’t help thinking that Harry’s ongoing resentment toward him, Kate and the rest of the royal family is a sign he’s struggling to move forward with his life in L.A."

Waight Keller created Meghan Markle's wedding dress for her 2018 marriage to Britain's Prince Harry Waight Keller created Meghan Markle's wedding dress for her 2018 marriage to Britain's Prince Harry Photo: POOL / Ben STANSALL