Howie Mandel, ‘Deal or No Deal’ host, told Ellen DeGeneres he was invited to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding even though he was not


Howie Mandel knew Meghan Markle before marrying Prince Harry and becoming royalty from her time as a model Deal or No Deal. When he was invited on The Ellen Show In 2018, he told the host he turned down Markle (twice!) When she asked him to come to her and to Prince Harry’s wedding. But, in the end, the story was not true.

Howie Mandel et Ellen DeGeneres | Chris Polk / FilmMagic

Howie Mandel tells Ellen DeGeneres he turned down Meghan Markle’s invitation to her wedding

Mandel was a guest on The Ellen Show in June 2018 to promote the new season of America has talent. During the interview, DeGeneres asked his guest if he remembered Markle from his time. Deal or No Deal.

” Of course! ” he has answered.

“No, I remember her. I remembered saying, “Open the case” and I remember all the girls who said “Who?” I said, ‘Whoever will be the future Duchess’ – I remember saying that,’ he continued.

DeGeneres then asked if Mandel attended Markle’s wedding. He says he turned it down because 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 sound good to me. I did not want. And they called me again and they said, ‘Please come? and I said, “No, no. “That’s basically the whole story,” he said.

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Mandel then said that instead of attending the wedding, he bought a bunch of royal wedding accessories and performed in the comfort of his own home.

“What I did was I celebrated at home alone because when they have these big royal celebrations there’s a lot of paraphernalia,” he said, looking into a big bag and taking out various royal and British trinkets.

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

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

Mandel’s story about Markle’s wedding invitation was a joke. But his drop-shipping convinced so many viewers that it really happened that he ended up having to clarify that he was joking at a later date.

When he was on an episode of Dr Oz later that year he set the record straight and said he was not invited to the wedding. He didn’t even remember Markle from his time Deal or No Deal.


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