Is James Corden Friends With Meghan Markle And Prince Harry?

Is James Corden Friends With Meghan Markle And Prince Harry?

It was a surprise to see him walking in with guests at the royal wedding.

Is James Corden friends with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? The guests are arriving for the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and there have been a few surprises! Of course, we expected actress Priyanka Chopra and the cast of Suits, the USA Network show Meghan appeared on for seven seasons. We knew Amal and George Clooney were invited and it was a pretty good bet that David and Victoria Beckham would be invited along with singer James Blunt, who is married to Sofia Wellesley, the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Even Oprah Winfrey wasn't that much of a surprise, because of course Oprah would be there. Oprah is everywhere. 

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But there have also been some surprises on the guest list. Serena Williams was a bit of a surprise — at least until she started posting pictures of herself getting ready on social media. Marcus Mumford of the band Mumford and Sons was a surprise. The rumored next James Bond, Idris Elba was a surprise. But perhaps the biggest surprise of all on the guest list has been James Corden.

Corden is, of course, the host of The Late Late Show on CBS. But before he became well-known for his Carpool Kareoke bit, he was a successful comedian in England. But, how does he know Harry and Meghan? Did he know Prince Harry from his days in Britain? Was Meghan Markle ever a guest on his show? Is he friends with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? These are the burning questions in our heads pre-sunrise. 

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As it turns out, the 39-year-old comedian has been friends with Prince Harry for years. Both he and his producing partner, Ben Winston received invites to the wedding, lunch reception as well as the smaller, more exclusive night time reception hosted by Prince Charles. He was certainly discreet about his friendship with Prince Harry and when questioned, downplayed it and said he didn't think he'd get an invite to the royal bash

It turns out that the funnyman can keep a secret. Not only is he friends with Prince Harry, he also bought a baby gift for Prince William and Kate Middleton's newest addition to the royal family, Prince Louis. So James Corden is part of the royal inner circle after all!

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.