Idris Elba told Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday that Prince Harry asked him to play at wedding to Meghan Markle.
"So Harry and I, we've hung out a couple of times, through his dad," Elba explained. "His dad's charity, the Prince's Trust, helped me out as a young actor. So I do a lot of work with them, Harry and William... And Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed."
Sabrina Dhowre and Idris Elba at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by imageSPACE/Sipa USA)
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Sabrina Dhowre and Idris Elba arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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The Prince of Wales (right) meets Idris Elba and his partner Sabrina Dhowre during the Prince's Trust One Million Young Lives Dinner, at Buckingham Palace in London.
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"And he was like, 'Hey man, what are you doing on the date?'" Elba, whose stage name is DJ Big Driis, recalled. "And I was like, 'Oh, nothing.' He goes, 'Hmm, would you DJ at my wedding?'"
Elba said he was taken aback by the request and wondered if Prince Harry was joking.