Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received a surprisingly casual food delivery at their wedding reception

The pair have never commented on the decision despite the years long speculation

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On the day of their wedding reception, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly received a "huge" delivery of Pizza Express pizzas, a fact the pair have never confirmed or denied despite years long speculation around the food order. 

Royal weddings may be a rare occurrence, but when they do take place, the entire affair resembles something straight out of a fairytale. Despite what followed, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 2018 nuptials were no different. 

From Meghan's breathtaking bridal dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, to the awe-inspiring performance of Stand By Me by a gospel choir, the royal couple's wedding was planned to perfection and went off without a hitch - or did it? 

Feeding the guests at any wedding is a hugely stressful element to the day but throw in the royal aspect and catering becomes an incredibly important and fanciful affair. At Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's wedding, guests were reportedly served croquette of confit Windsor lamb with roasted vegetables and shallot jam.

The Prince and Princess of Wales chose a similarly gourmet menu, reportedly presenting attendees with Saddle of North Highland Mey Select organic lamb, Highgrove spring vegetables, English asparagus, Jersey Royal potatoes and sauce Windsor. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle served up a not dissimilar array of foods, treating their star-studded guests to seasonal canapes and Champagne, pea and mint risotto and ten-hour slow-roasted Windsor pork belly.

There was then a three-course dinner planned and prepared by Michelin-starred chef Clare Smyth for the couple's more intimate evening reception at Frogmore House. Royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand wrote in their book, Finding Freedom, that the menu featured delicious dishes like "sage and onion roast chicken, aged for sixty-four days at Devon's Creedy Carver farm."

But despite the tasty sounding menu, it appears there was a last minute change to the food on offer.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

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At the time of the wedding reception, Metro reported that a "huge" delivery of Pizza Express pizzas were delivered to the Windsor Castle estate, where Frogmore cottage is located, at 7pm. They reported that the order was believed to have fed Harry and Meghan's 200 closest friends and family as they danced until the early hours.

It has never been made clear exactly why the pizzas were deliverd. Some speculate there was an issue with the originally-planned catering while others believe they were ordered for the staff. 

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is a news writer for Goodtoknow, specialising in family content. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.