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

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. 

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. 

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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Just one week ago, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked that you kindly consider supporting various organisations around the world in lieu of sending gifts for the upcoming arrival of their first born. Not only did many of you lend your support, you took action. Their Royal Highnesses wanted you to know the impact of your support – the direct effect your donation, energy, and action made! YOU chose to be part of the collective good, and you have made a real difference. Whether a $5 donation, £1000 contribution, offering to volunteer, or spreading the word – you’ve played your part. And on behalf of The Duke and Duchess (and Baby Sussex), we thank you so much. YOUR IMPACT: @thelunchboxfund will now be able to provide a minimum of 100,000 additional hot nutritionally fortified meals to children in dire need across South Africa @littlevillagehq received donations from all over the world (from UAE to Hong Kong and the US), they’ve increased their monthly donors, had a surge in volunteer applications, and re-energized their hard working team of 200+ staff and volunteers @wellchild can now provide 300+ additional hours of specialist care by a Well Child Nurse for a child with serious health needs, allowing families to stay together at home vs in hospital @Baby2Baby have received over 5,000 products to disperse to children in need, including cribs, books, backpacks, diapers and have received monetary donations from around the globe - from Guadalajara to Italy. You made this happen. Thank you.

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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. 

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. 

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.