One guest at the wedding told People of Prince Harry's speech, “It was very off-the-cuff, which was lovely. He promised that all the Americans wouldn’t steal the swords and said, ‘Please, when you leave, be quiet as you don’t want to wake the neighbours,’ which was quite fun."
“It was more than you would ever imagine it to be," they added. "It did feel like we were really part of their very special occasion. It just felt about the two of them, which was great.”
Another guest, founder of NGO charity the Myna Mahila Foundation Suhani Jalota, told The Sun that Prince Harry's speech left many guests in tears.
“Some people were even crying. I think it was just a very, really nice atmosphere to be in where everybody felt really loved.”
She added: "He was talking about his wife and you know everybody was clapping because it was the first time he was using that term for Meghan, so it was really nice."
The lunchtime reception was attended by all 600 guests, with just 200 invited to the following event, hosted by Prince Charles at Frogmore House. Meghan is expected to break with tradition and give a speech there.
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