Monday 14 October 2019

'I still have their cake in the freezer, so every time on a night out I have to remind myself not to eat it!' - Amy Huberman

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman, left, and Kate Middleton and Prince William on their wedding day in 2011, right
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman, left, and Kate Middleton and Prince William on their wedding day in 2011, right
Actor Amy Huberman attends a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin, Ireland, by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman at the Garden Party for the Royal Visit in Glencairn, the British Ambassador’s Residence
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their marriage ceremony, on April 29, 2011
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day five of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Amy Huberman in RTE's Striking Out
(L-R) Brian O'Driscoll and wife Amy Huberman attend day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Actress Amy Huberman was forced to recall 'gatecrashing' Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding when she met Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their Irish tour.

Back in 2011, Huberman 'rocked up' to the couple's wedding on her own as her husband Brian was unable to attend.

"Brian and I had both been invited," she explained. "The squad had ended up going into the Heineken Cup Semi Finals so he couldn’t go.

“He was like, ‘you should go.’ So I did on my own. I was terrified. I would rather go and be terrified than regret not going,” she said.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their marriage ceremony, on April 29, 2011
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leave Westminster Abbey following their marriage ceremony, on April 29, 2011

The actress said she recognised the other people in her pew from the pages of OK! Magazine, and still keeps a slice of the couple's wedding cake in her deep freeze.

"I still have their cake in the freezer, so every time on a night out I have to remind myself not to eat it."

Those who attended the wedding were gifted one of the 650 slices of Royal Wedding Cake - designed by Fiona Cairns and decorated with 900 iced flowers, acorns and ivy leaves - in the weeks after the wedding.

Huberman told Prince Harry about attending William and Kate's wedding at the Royal garden Party held in Glencairn House, when one of the guests introduced her saying. "She was at the wedding".

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day five of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day five of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon

"I had to explain it was not their wedding as I could see him looking a little concerned and thinking 'But I don't know you'." she laughed.

Huberman attended the party alongside other Irish actors, comedians and filmmakers including Moe Dunford, Aisling Bea and Barry Keoghan.

Amy Huberman in RTE's Striking Out
Amy Huberman in RTE's Striking Out

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