The celebrations continued even after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s grand wedding on May 19, 2018, when they hosted a small evening reception at Frogmore House with 200 guests. All thanks to the Golden Globe-winning actor and DJ, Idris Elba, who helped energize the party. Friends and family of the royal couple reportedly danced all night.
In an interview with ET Canada on March 8, 2023, The Wire actor reflected on the once-in-a-lifetime chance to play music for the royal couple’s special day. Elba cherished the memory of performing as a DJ, at a once-in-a-lifetime Royal wedding.
The actor also moonlights as a popular DJ and was specially requested to play music at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s after-wedding party in 2018. The guests were able to let loose on the dance floor after the ceremony, despite it being quite a formal affair.
He not only listed the highlights of the evening but also revealed the best dancer. So let’s check out who was the evening’s star without adding much to the suspense.
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Idris Elba Unveiled The Best Dancer Of The Royal Wedding Party
Who showed the best dance moves at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding party in May 2018? Idris Elba has revealed. Prince Harry personally requested the London-based actor, and a very successful musician who has performed at Ibiza nightclubs and festivals, to provide the entertainment for the Frogmore House party.
According to the Luther actor, Markle gave him a list of every song that she would want to get played on her wedding day.
Elba shared that while he was “so nervous” about the performance, the Duchess of Sussex was the one who had the best moves on the dance floor.
“You know, she was real… She just had a lot of fun. It was her wedding. So she had the greatest time.”
The Kingdom Choir, a gospel group led by Karen Gibson, the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and Sir Elton John were among the other performers at the wedding.
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Was Meghan Markle The Only One Having Fun?
Though it was her wedding day, it wasn’t just Meghan Markle who was having a good time. According to a source, Idris Elba brought the energy as the DJ, causing the A-list celebrity attendees to bust a move. The source described it as a massive dance party. “Everyone was letting loose and had a blast.”
The reception’s success was largely attributed to the songs that the Luther actor performed. The track list was disclosed by Elba while he was a guest on BBC’s 1Xtra Rap Show in April 2022. Specifically requested by Markle, Still D.R.E. and I Wanna Dance With Somebody were two songs that reportedly caused guests to “went off on” when he played them.
The first dance performance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was to Wilson Pickett’s Land of 1000 Dances, which was another memorable moment.
The Royal couple’s reception featured other notable moments in addition to upbeat music performed by the Beast star. Not just Elba, but other famous people performed at the Royal wedding. In his role as the bartender, George Clooney crafted a variety of beverages for the audience to enjoy.
All 600 guests attended the luncheon at St. George’s Hall, which Queen Elizabeth II hosted, following the church ceremony before the reception. Elton John was specially asked to perform at the event by the couple.
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