Guests at the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday were bound by strict rules. They were told to bring their passports and rainwear, to only carry small bags, to donate to charity instead of bring a gift and to under no circumstances come accessorised with a… sword.
But there was one, slightly more important rule, that some of the most well-known guests simply didn’t – or couldn’t – obey: no mobile phones.
While weddings appear to exist as much for Instagram as they do for marriage, the royal wedding’s ‘exclusive’ reception, of course, was meant to be different.
That was until some guests indulged those of us playing along at home, gifting us with some images from behind the castle walls and offering rare glimpse on what really goes on at a lavish royal wedding.
One of those people was Aussie actress Jacinda Barrett. Along with some more-than-appropriate photos from the wedding, Barrett posted a photo that rivals Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie. The photo was of herself, her husband Gabriel Macht, Priyanka Chopra, Abigail Spencer, Sarah Rafferty and Gina Torres on the bus.
Rick Hoffman, who plays the character of Louis Litt on the television show Suits, also gave fans an insight into the stark reality of a jam-packed royal wedding, on Instagram revealing why he was pulling a face that later went viral.
“To answer the question about that weird face that was made at the wedding. Imagine sitting next to people on your right, not knowing which person it was that has halitosis (bad breath). Hence the face that is apparently now all over the place,” he said in the video.