Meghan Markle's Friend Janina Gavankar Shares Intimate Royal Wedding Details

So THIS is why everyone kept laughing during the ceremony

Updated 05/27/18

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The royal wedding had plenty of memorable moments, but according to the Duchess of Sussex's friend and royal wedding guest Janina Gavankar, there was one moment in particular that had all of the guests giggling.

The True Blood actress spoke to Town & Country in an interview last week, giving some insider details on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day and revealing why you might have seen the guests (and even the bride and groom!) giggling at some points of the ceremony.

Gavankar revealed that during the ceremony, which took place in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle last weekend, the guests and family members of the couple couldn't help but hold in their laughter when they heard the cheers from the 1,200 members of the public located outside the chapel.

"One thing that made many of us giggle was that we could hear the wonderful people outside. When the vows were happening, they would cheer, and we could hear them. It was a very quiet chapel. We all followed the Queen’s lead. But we could hear everyone cheer and it was so heartwarming. Really, it filled our hearts," the former star of The Vampire Diaries revealed.

The 37-year-old actress revealed that she surprisingly, the fans' affection moved her—even though she thought she'd feel differently at the very public event.

She told the mag, "Once I was there, I got to see the people that were on the grounds with us. Sharing that with them was unexpected and heartwarming. I really thought that I would be shaken by how public the whole thing was, but I wasn’t."

Gavankar added that she made sure to keep her attendance at the wedding private to honor her friend. "In the end, this was a wedding, an actual wedding, between two people, who are real people that fell in love. And people who know them know that this is a private moment that was not allowed to be private," she said. "It wasn’t a priority for me to have my publicist announce I was going. My priority will always be my friend. I’m not there for you, I’m there for her."

She was also there at the more exclusive evening reception thrown by Prince Charles at Frogmore House and revealed more adorable details, like the tongue-in-cheek table names. "Potato, poTAHto, tomato, toMAHto, oregano, oreGAHno," she said, explaining how each table was dubbed the name of a food that is said differently in America and England. "It was so sweet. There were so many nods to the beautiful mashup of two cultures."

"We all danced until the wee hours. We partied and celebrated and ate sliders at two in the morning," Gavankar also told Town and Country. "It was such a beautiful day and a carefree night, and it was a very powerful day in history. And I think everybody felt it across the world."

She added, "I walked away feeling so confident that these two will put their combined power into the world for good."

"They did it apart. They’ve done it apart their entire lives. Imagine what they can do together."

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