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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Alleged $9K Wedding Gift to Idris Elba

Claudine Varela
May 06, 2019
06:12 A.M.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made up for their absence at Idris Eba's wedding by way of an extravagant wedding gift to the tune of $9,000. Harry and Idris go way back. In fact, the actor was a DJ at the royals' wedding.

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In the heels of news of Idris’ Elba’s lavish wedding to Sabrina Dhowre, the newlyweds reportedly received an equally extravagant gift from expecting parents, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Idris, who moonlights as a DJ, was handpicked by Prince Harry to be the DJ during his wedding to Meghan last year.

IN LIEU OF THEIR PRESENCE, A LUXURIOUS PRESENT

The royals didn’t make it to the Moroccan nuptials on April 26 but they made sure to make up for it. According to the Daily Mail, they gifted Idris and Sabrina with an art piece by the Connor Brothers (aka James Golding and Mike Snelle) that cost a whopping $9,000.

The masterpiece is a picture of a 1950’s book cover featuring a glamorous woman with the words “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” next to her.

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IDRIS' AFFINITY WITH THE SUSSEXES

Idris, who moonlights as a DJ, was handpicked by Prince Harry to be the DJ during his wedding to Meghan last year. The 46-year-old actor told Ellen DeGeneres he thought it was a joke when the Duke approached him during one of his DJing stints and asked him.

To this day, Idris credits his acting success to the help he received from Prince Charles’ trust.

Idris is well-acquainted with Harry due to his affiliation with Prince’s Charles’ charity, “The Prince’s Trust.” In 2009, he was the project’s Crime Ambassador. More importantly, in the early 90’s the charity gave him a £1,500 grant that enabled him to pursue his education at the National Youth Music Theatre. To this day, Idris credits his acting success to the help he received from Prince Charles’ trust.

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THE LAVISH ELBA WEDDING

Harry and Meghan are expected to welcome their first heir anytime which would explain why they were unable to attend the wedding which boasted of three days of celebrations in Marrakech. It began with a “colours of souk” dinner at the Amanjena resort the night before the wedding and ended with an all-white party the day after the couple said “I do.”

Idris wore a bespoke Ozwald suit while his bride wore two Vera Wang gowns. More details of their black-tie wedding along with photos of the bride and groom will be featured on British Vogue’s July issue.

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AWAITING THE ARRIVAL OF BABY SUSSEX

Meanwhile, the world awaits the announcement of the arrival of the Sussexes’ firstborn. The couple has opted to keep things private as they prepare to welcome their baby, a decision confirmed by Buckingham Palace in a recent statement.

It was also reported that the expectant parents have decided to do away with the traditional introductory photograph outside St. Mary’s hospital after their child’s birth. This is also because they may not be welcoming the child at St. Mary’s at all. No arrangements have been made with the institution for the baby’s delivery and it’s more likely Meghan will be giving birth at home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor with her own team of medical experts.

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