As two billion people watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, one question was front and centre: what are they saying?
From the moment they met at the altar, viewers watched as the couple exchanged words we couldn’t hear. While their body language was warm and affectionate, we desperately wanted to know what on earth two people say to each other when they’re about to get married on the world stage.
I’m sh*t scared?
I kinda wanna bail?
Can you believe Oprah is at our wedding?
The Mamamia Out Loud team huddle together for a raw, unedited, and slightly inappropriate Royal Wedding debrief.
While ‘professional lip readers‘ (we… we don’t believe you) have since allegedly deciphered what was said between the royal couple on their wedding day, there’s now an even better version.
The YouTube channel ‘Bad Lip Reading‘ has consistently provided nonsensical but also bizarrely fitting translations of major pop culture moments, including Donald Trump’s inauguration, Mark Zuckerberg’s interrogation before Congress, the Twilight movies, and what seems like literally every episode of The Walking Dead.
Now, they’ve done us the honour of lip reading the royal wedding, and yes, suddenly a lot of things make sense.
Our favourite parts are as follows:
- When the priest asks Harry and Meghan who their favourite Harry Potter character is, and they both answer Hagrid. Because obviously.
- When Reverend Michael Curry explains that he fell into a coffin this weekend but he actually didn’t because it was just a dream.
- When Harry says he’s got a surprise for Meghan and that it’s a gold unicycle, and she responds that a) it’s a fail and b) she doesn’t want it.
In all seriousness, there are some parts that seem entirely accurate and I refuse to believe anything else was being said.
I’m sure we can all agree that when Harry first saw Meghan, he offered her a pen. And when she asked why she would need a pen, he said he didn’t know.
It’s the only logical conversation they could have had in that moment.