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Secrets of Harry’s best man speeches revealed

The most fun part of any wedding reception has to be the best-man speeches – that time when a cheeky chappy or two mercilessly rib the groom over past incidents he’d rather keep in the closet. And according to a report, Prince Harry’s best men didn’t disappoint as they stepped up to congratulate the royal groom […]

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The most fun part of any wedding reception has to be the best-man speeches – that time when a cheeky chappy or two mercilessly rib the groom over past incidents he’d rather keep in the closet.

And according to a report, Prince Harry’s best men didn’t disappoint as they stepped up to congratulate the royal groom following his marriage to Meghan Markle last weekend.

A write-up in The Sunday Times claims that Prince William told a ‘bawdy joke’ about his brother, while a close friend of Harry’s brought up an incident involving teddy bears…

Wills reportedly cracked a joke about underwear (Credit: David Sims/WENN.com)

Following the wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel – part of Windsor Castle – Harry, Meghan and their guests enjoyed afternoon lunch at the nearby St George’s Hall.

But The Sunday Times’ report claims that it was at the subsequent after-party – a black-tie event at Frogmore House – that the best-man speeches were heard.

During an evening in which guests reportedly enjoyed ‘divine’ wine and ‘lethal’ cocktails, Prince William is claimed to have cracked a gag that involved ‘wet knickers’.

And Harry’s roasting apparently didn’t end there. The report adds that his mate Charlie van Straubenzee proceeded to poke fun at the prince’s hair colour.

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Charlie also reportedly recalled the time when he shared a dormitory at school with Harry, and the future Duke of Sussex stole his fluffy toy.

According to The Sunday Times, Charlie joked: “Harry nicked my teddy bear and chucked it out onto the roof.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I ask you, how can you put someone in charge of a dorm when that someone is worse behaved than the whole dorm combined?”

There was apparently also a jibe about Harry falling off ponies when he lines up for a game of polo.

Charlie is said to have quipped: “He’s always so hungover when he plays.”

James Corden reportedly dressed up as Henry VIII (Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Completing the comic fun was, according to the report, ‘a barnstorming performance by James Corden dressed as Henry VIII’.

The TV funnyman is said to have told guests: “Your royal highnesses, ladies and gentlemen, I had no idea what to wear to a royal wedding, so I looked it up in the royal etiquette manual and found this outfit.

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“I hope I’ve come in the right gear.”

Meanwhile, Meghan’s former make-up artist has suggested that the new Duchess of Sussex has some quite humble tastes.

The happy couple tied the knot last weekend (Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Lydia Sellers, who worked with the actress on US drama Suits, told Hello! magazine that Meghan is “in the know” about beauty products, and recommended a mascara to Lydia that cost less than £6.

Explaining that it “really helps to amplify your lashes and polishes off the whole look”, Lydia claimed that she now keeps a bottle handy at all times, thanks to Meghan.

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