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Lottie Gibbons

Lee Mack tricked everyone into thinking he missed royal wedding because of Would I Lie to You

Lee Mack claimed to have missed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding due to filming Would I Lie to You.

In a famous episode of the comedy BBC show, Lee revealed that when he met Prince Harry, the royal said he was a fan of Would I Lie to You. Lee then received an invite to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day through his agent.

Lee said in the 2018 episode: "I was genuinely invited to Harry and Meghan's wedding today, but I said no because I had to come here and do this."

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Immediately questioning Lee, guest Richard Osman said: "So you think Prince Harry is going, "OK, George Clooney, David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Lee. Did you have a plus one as well?"

Lee said: "My wife couldn't go anyway, so that was the other problem as well.

"And then I thought, well, "Who would I take?" and I did actually think of one of you two and I thought, "That's going to be more awkward", but then I thought, "Maybe it's not awkward if David's been invited", as I suspected, "and Rob hasn't. I'll take Rob."

Asked why he didn't attend the wedding then come to the studio, Lee said: "I got the invite that said the wedding is going to be at 12 o'clock. And I thought in my head, no one would say 12 o'clock meaning that's when the wedding is.

"That would mean, you know, you turn up at 12 o'clock and then you go through all the rigmarole of security and actually, the wedding will be about two. Then you've got the actual ceremony, then you've got the meal, I wasn't going to get here."

David Mitchell's team said they thought Lee's story was a lie, but Rob Brydon added: "I have a horrible feeling, in the pit of my stomach that it's true."

When Lee pressed his buzzer, he revealed his tale was true, but about 10 seconds later, Lee said: "Oh, actually, there's something else as well.

"Sorry I've got to tell you this as well which is quite important. This is a true story as well. I was lying."

You can watch the full episode on YouTube here.

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