Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first dance 'was to Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody'

The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex reportedly chose the classic hit as it has a special meaning for the bride.

In 2016, Meghan had referred to the tune as her “happy song” during an interview with Lifestyle Magazine.

It has been claimed that she and Harry opted for the song for their first dance at their wedding reception at Frogmore House, Windsor.

According to reports in the Telegraph, the couple danced to the 1987 hit while surrounded by 200 of their closest friends and family at the lavish venue.

The single was the first release from Whitney’s second album and earned her a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal performance in 1988.

Reports also suggest actor Idris Elba took to the DJ decks for a short time, with guests dancing to party hits from the 1980s as well as classic 1960s R&B.

How the Royal Wedding has unfolded so far…

  • Meghan wore Diana’s ring as Harry drove the pair to their star-studded reception after tying the knot
  • Meghan changed out of her Givenchy wedding dress into a bespoke lily white high-neck silk crepe gown by Stella McCartney for the party
  • Celebrities including George and Amal Clooney, the Beckhams and Oprah Winfrey partied the night away at the lavish bash
  • Elton John entertained guests by singing his hit songs ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Your Song’ and ‘Circle of Life’ at the party
  • Prince Charles ‘had reception guests in stitches’ with gags about changing Harry’s nappy before a glittering firework display
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle earlier sealed their marriage with a kiss after a groundbreaking modern Royal Wedding
  • Meghan stunned in a Givenchy gown with a 15ft veil embroidered with flowers for the ceremony
  • Princess Charlotte and Prince George melted hearts with their outfits for the big day
  • At the ceremony American Bishop Michael Curry stole the show with an eccentric speech

Attendees also danced to celeb DJ Sam Totolee, who had curated a selection of Harry's favourite house tracks for the evening, with strict instructions to “avoid cheese”.

It is said that the evening reception took on a carnival vibe, with Harry and Meghan partying at the 230-year-old Frogmore House until the early hours of the morning.

Guests were seen feasting on “dirty burgers, candyfloss and special cocktails.”

One of the cocktails was named “When Harry Met Meghan”, and featured rum and ginger in a nod to Harry’s famous red mane.

The evening was compèred by comedian James Cordon, with a sit-down dinner paid for by Prince Charles.

Dinner ran from around 7.30pm to 10pm, with fireworks lighting up the sky over the 17th century country house at 11pm.


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