Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding was symbolic, says friend

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wellness guru friend Dhru Purohit says he had a ‘massive moment’ with Oprah and Idris Elba at their wedding because of the ‘layers of symbolism’

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A friend of Harry and Meghan said guests at their wedding shared a ‘massive moment’ because ‘everyone knew’ the ‘layers of symbolism’ at play.   

Close friend Dhru Purohit, from LA, California said: ‘We had this massive moment where myself, Oprah, Idris Elba and his partner – we all looked at each other for a brief moment and had a little bit of a chuckle.’ 

Described as a podcast host, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the health and wellness industry, he added: ‘No one needed to say anything. Because everyone knew exactly the layers of symbolism that were taking place that day.’

Mr Purohit is a contributing author of two New York Times Best-Sellers and a partner and CEO at Dr. Hyman Enterprises.

Close friend Dhru Purohit said prominent black guests at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding were stunned after they knew the ‘layers of symbolism’ at play

The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan – part of the Sussexes’ multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix – were streamed last week, with the final three hour-long episodes streaming from today.

The Sussexes’ six-part show – which forms part of their multimillion-pound deal with Netflix – has become the streaming giant’s most-watched documentary in a premier week, debuting with 81.55 million hours viewed. 

The initial tranche covered the couple’s courtship and romance, but many were left deeply unhappy about the programme’s full-on assault on the late Queen’s Commonwealth legacy, with some saying it seemed as if the couple want to ‘bring down the monarchy’.

Elsewhere in the opening scenes of the fourth episode feature black and white footage from the late Queen’s wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Dhru Purohit pictured with Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018 

It then switches to Meghan telling how her private secretary, who worked for the Queen for 20 years, had told her: ‘It is like a fish that is swimming perfectly. It is powerful, it is on the right current. Then one day this little organism comes in.

‘This foreign organism. And the entire thing goes… What is that? What is it doing here? It doesn’t look like us. It doesn’t move like us. We don’t like it. Get it off of us.

‘And she just explained that, you know, they’ll soon see, that it’s stronger, faster, even better with this organism as part of it.

‘It will be hard at the beginning for them to adjust to this new thing but then it’ll be amazing.’

Meghan adds: ‘And I was really hopeful that that was true.’

The episode also sees Meghan describe the day of her wedding and how she prepared by eating a ‘mimosa and a croissant’ and playing the song ‘Going to the Chapel’.

As footage of joyous crowds of Union flag waving fans appear on screen, Meghan’s friend Meghan Dorak recalled the ‘big and spectacular’ nature of the day.

Meghan says: ‘I knew that on the drive to the castle they’d be tons of people. What I didn’t know was that people would be lining both sides of the street.’

Harry adds: ‘There was an expectation that Diana’s boy would have a public wedding. It was like ”mission complete with William, now let’s see if we can go the distance with Harry and say job done”.’

As footage plays of the wedding in St George’s Chapel, Harry remembers how his father, King Charles, helped him choose an orchestra.

Meghan adds: ‘Harry’s dad is very charming. And I said to him… like. I’ve lost my dad in this, so him as my father-in-law was very important to me, so I asked him to walk me down the aisle and he said yes.

‘The whole thing was surreal. It was at that moment that I also saw H.’

Read more: 

Harry and Meghan Netflix documentary LIVE: Final three episodes released TODAY see Duchess branded a ‘scapegoat’ as royal family brace for fresh attacks

Archie’s baby diaries: Harry and Meghan’s son is seen collecting oranges and playing on a water slide in sweet images 

And a glimpse of life at Nottingham Cottage: Meghan dances in the doorway at Kensington Palace love nest as the couple share behind-the-scenes glimpse of homely moments


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