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'I waited four hours to open THAT invite'

AMY Huberman admitted she had to wait four hours before opening the invitation to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, despite itching to know the news.

The stunning actress explained she was under strict orders from her hubby, rugby star Brian O'Driscoll, to wait until he got home before opening the precious letter.

And while she may be one half of Ireland's hottest couple, Amy (31) revealed she could barely contain her excitement at being invited to the most sought-after event of the year.

"It was completely, completely unexpected. It was kind of a joke in the house for a while and then this thing arrived stamped from Buckingham Palace," she said.

"I was on my own and I rang him [Brian], and he wouldn't let me open it until he got home because it was actually addressed to him on the envelope.

"I was thinking, 'Will I steam it open? I could get away with this'," the striking blonde joked.

And although the couple is delighted to have nabbed one of the 1,800 coveted invitations to the royal nuptials, Amy said they won't know if they can attend the prestigious event until the very last minute, as Brian (32) may be playing that weekend.

If BOD's team Leinster win against Leicester at the Aviva Stadium in the quarter-final stages of the campaign, their next match will clash with the royal wedding on April 29.

"It's the story of our lives, everything that happens usually happens last minute in our household," the IFTA-winning actress told Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show last night.

"In one way, it would be great to go, but in another way it would be fantastic if Leinster did well in the Heineken Cup, and that's what it comes down to."

Amy, who wore a delicate strapless dress with her ivory wedding platforms, also said she would "probably not" show up at the London ceremony without her partner.

"I think if I were to go my own the security guards would say: 'Take her away,'" she laughed.

But she added that if she gets to attend the high profile wedding she will showcase Irish fashion.

It is understood the couple were invited because of Prince William's passion for rugby and admiration for Brian O'Driscoll.

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