‘Deal or No Deal’ Host Howie Mandel Told Ellen DeGeneres He Was Invited To Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding Even Though He Wasn’t

by Jeremy Spirogis
Howie Mandel and Ellen DeGeneres

Howie Mandel knew Meghan Markle earlier than she married Prince Harry and have become royalty from her time as a mannequin on Deal or No Deal. When he was a visitor on The Ellen Show again in 2018, he instructed the host that he turned down Markle (twice!) when she requested him to return to her and Prince Harry’s marriage ceremony. But, because it seems, the story wasn’t true.

Howie Mandel and Ellen DeGeneres
Howie Mandel and Ellen DeGeneres | Chris Polk/FilmMagic

Howie Mandel tells Ellen DeGeneres he turned down Meghan Markle’s invite to her marriage ceremony

Mandel was a visitor on The Ellen Show in June 2018 to advertise the brand new season of America’s Got Talent. During the interview, DeGeneres requested her visitor if he remembered Markle from her time on Deal or No Deal.

“Of course!” he responded.

“No I do, I do remember her. I remembered saying, ‘Open the case’ and I remember all the girls saying ‘Who?’ I said, ‘The one who’s going to be the future Duchess’ – I remember saying that,” he continued.

DeGeneres went on to ask if Mandel attended Markle’s marriage ceremony. He says he turned her down as a result of he “didn’t want to.”

“Meghan gave me the date and everything and said, ‘Would you like to come?’ And I honestly said, ‘No!’ It didn’t feel right. I didn’t want to. And they called me again and they said, ‘Please come?’ and I said, ‘Nah, nah.’ That’s basically the whole story,” he stated.

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Mandel then stated that, as a substitute of attending the marriage, he purchased a bunch of royal marriage ceremony paraphernalia and celebrated within the consolation of his own residence.

“What I did was I celebrated alone at home because when they have these big royal celebrations there’s a lot of paraphernalia,” he stated, reaching into a giant bag and pulling out varied royal household and British trinkets.

“Here, I got you some stuff,” Mandell instructed DeGeneres. “This is the stuff. I stayed at home alone because I wanted to be comfortable. So I just sat on the couch and bought all of this stuff, I sat on the couch and surrounded myself and I just [had] all the stuff.”

Howie Mandel was not invited to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage ceremony

Mandel’s story about being invited to Markle’s marriage ceremony was a joke. But his straight supply satisfied so many viewers that it actually occurred that he ended up having to make clear that he was simply joking at a later date.

When he was on an episode of Dr. Oz later that yr, he set the report straight and stated he wasn’t invited to the marriage. He didn’t even keep in mind Markle from her time on Deal or No Deal.

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