Prince Harry Meghan Markle2018 was a fairytale marriage, but not all the guests were as happy as the couple. Idris ElbaRecently, he said that the day was stressful for himself.
The actor is a friend of Harry and Meghan. He was asked to DJ the wedding reception. Stress could have been caused by the large guest list, which included Oprah Winfrey, the Queen, and Elton John.
Idris Elba’s DJ Gig ‘Was A Big, Big Deal’
Elba shared his thoughts on his DJ gigs when Elba was asked about the most stressful gigs. with the Daily Mail, saying, “The [royal] wedding, no doubt. This wasn’t like my cousin’s wedding… This wasn’t at the community hall – the reception, this was a big, big deal.”
He also said he really wanted to make things perfect for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: “They’re good friends and I wanted to make sure they had a great time, so there was a lot of pressure.”
The Thor Star has other ties with the royal family. He was awarded an OBE in 2016 for his contributions to drama. OBE stands for Officer of The Most Excellent Order of British Empire. This award is given to an individual who plays a significant local role in any activity that Queen Elizabeth has approved, such as charity, business or the public sector.
Markle took some stress off of the Luther Star by sending him a playlist that included songs she and Prince Harry would like to hear at their reception. Elba didn’t share what was on the playlist, but it’s a safe bet that there was some house and electronic music on deck; Harry has previously declared his love for the genre.
We do, however, know what song the couple had their first dance to: Whitney Houston’s 1987 hit “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
The Star-Studded Reception
Elba wasn’t the only famous face who had a hand in making the couple’s wedding day perfect. Actor and host The Late Late Show James Corden was also present at the entertainment, dressing up as Henry VIII.
George Clooney, a wedding guest, even helped out by hopping behind the bar and making drinks for guests.
Even though the actor was nervous at times, the song selections were loved by the reception guests. “It was a huge dance party, everyone was letting loose and had a blast,” a source told PeopleIt was a great time. “Just a fun night and not stuffy at all.”
Elba and Sabrina Dhowre were married one year after the royal wedding. Dhowre was the actor’s plus-one to the wedding. Wonder who was their DJ?