Prince Harry's Best Friend Reportedly Joked About the Duke's Hair Loss and Scandals in a Wedding Speech


Updated 05/21/18

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Looks like Prince Harry can dish it out and take it. Hours after roasting all the Americans in attendance at the royal wedding's reception luncheon, he was reportedly roasted himself. According to Us Weekly, the new Duke of Sussex's best friend, Charlie van Straubenzee, made tons of jokes at his expense during a speech at Prince Charles' private reception at Frogmore House.

“He brought up Harry’s tabloid antics and made fun of his hair loss,” a source told Us Weekly. “The entire room was cracking up.” According to Us Weekly, Prince Harry's past scandals include hard partying, fighting with the paparazzi in 2004, (extremely controversially) dressing up as a Nazi for Halloween in 2005, and being photographed naked in Las Vegas in 2012. (It's unclear which, if any, of these were mentioned by name.)

Van Straubenzee's speech sounds like a banter-y follow-up to Prince Harry's lunchtime monologue, during which he said the sweetest things about Meghan Markle and her mom, Doria Ragland, without staying away from the snark when it came to the guests. “It was very off-the-cuff, which was lovely,” a source previously told People. “He promised that all the Americans wouldn’t steal the swords and said, ‘Please, when you leave, be quiet as you don’t want to wake the neighbors,’ which was quite fun.”

Naturally, the speeches weren't all just inside jokes and good-natured digs. According to Us Weekly, Markle also made a speech, and it was reportedly quite an emotional one. A source told the outlet that Markle thanked her mom in the heartfelt remarks. “She said, ‘You have always been there for me through everything,’ the source paraphrased, adding that her dad, Thomas Markle, did not receive a shout-out. The new Duchess of Sussex also thanked Prince Harry's family members for welcoming her and Ragland into the family, Us Weekly reported.

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