Idris Elba Reveals How He Landed Royal DJ Role at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding

Idris Elba, one of the most influential actors in recent times, told Ellen DeGeneres how he got the DJ gig at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

During a segment of the “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host asked Idris if he was really the DJ in the Royal wedding, to what the actor said yes. Ellen was shocked, and Idris told the story of how it happened.

First, the man revealed that he and Harry have “hung out a couple of times” thanks to Prince Charles charity named the "Prince’s Trust," which helped him as a young actor.


As a way to pay back, Idris do a lot of work with people related to the charity, and that includes Princes William and Harry. Apart from that, the actor revealed that Harry has gone to “a couple” of parties he has DJed.

One day, Harry contacted him and asked, “hey, man, what are you doing on the date [May 19, 2018]?” When Idris said he wouldn’t do anything, Harry asked, “would you DJ at my wedding?”

Idris thought the Prince was joking, but he ended up being the DJ of one of the most important weddings of the decade.


The actor has been very busy lately as he has been promoting his upcoming Netflix series titled “Turn Up Charlie.” The show addressed the life of a 40-year-old DJ who tries his best to become a recognized name in the music industry.

Even if Charlie can’t make it big, Idris did it already as he told Ellen that he would DJ at Coachella, too. The man has proved that not only he is a good actor, but also a skilled MC.


Recently, Harry and Meghan were at Morocco as part of their latest Royal engagement, and they made some headlines, as usual. This time, it was a joke that the Duke of Sussex made that attracted a lot of attention. 

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This morning, Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Asni to meet students at the @efa_morocco boarding house in the Atlas Mountains. The organisation provides weekly accommodation to girls from rural areas, which allows them to remain in education into secondary school. This enables these young women to go on to achieve qualifications, study at university and pursue careers. 70% of women and girls in Morocco are illiterate. Many have limited access to secondary school or no means of affording transport to school. But these boarding houses provide a safe place for girls to live and study during the week. After looking around the dorms, The Duke and Duchess visited the Lycée Collegial Le Grand Atlas, which is the school the girls from the boarding houses attend, to meet students and their teachers. #RoyalVisitMorocco

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While the couple was at a girl’s school, a lady congratulated Meghan on her pregnancy. Right after the Duchess thanked her, Harry turned to her and said, “what, you’re pregnant?”

Meghan smiled, placed her hand in Harry’s back, and said, “surprise!” making the entire room laugh. The man then pretended to be surprised and asked, “is it mine?” and people kept laughing.

Even though most people got that it was a joke, some others complained about it saying that it was disrespectful and that no man should question if they are the fathers of their wives’ children.

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