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Idris Elba on his best friend Prince Harry and the royal wedding

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By Chloe Lal
Idris Elba is said to be moments away from being announced as the next James Bond, but the British actor has dished on a role we had no idea he played.
Idris Elba is best mates with Prince Harry.
If you cast your minds back to one of the greatest events of 2018 - the royal wedding - Idris explained how he scored an invite to the coveted event.
Idris with his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre at Harry's wedding.
The guys are great mates.
Telling The Observer, "Harry's a friend of mine!"
Joking that the Prince is a "neighbourhood lad" who he knows "just from round the way, haha!"
Speaking about Harry and Meghan's wedding, he admitted it was "one of the highlights of my life".
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It was "one of the highlights of my life".
Clearly great mates with Harry, Idris didn't give away too much.
"I try not to talk too much about it, because it was a private day, but it remains one of the highlights of my life, for sure," he told the publication.
"It was a beautiful experience. Like all weddings are."
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The couple hung out with the Clooneys.
The 45-year-old did confirm to The Guardian that he dropped some pretty cool beats as the evening's resident DJ.
During the Frogmore House reception, he and his fiancée Sabrina Dhowre hung out with George and Amal Clooney, before Idris jumped into the DJ booth to play Luther Vandross's "Never Too Much" - thanks to an attendee's request.
Joking, the future Bond said, "[I'm available to] spin tunes at weddings if you ask nicely."
Idris with Prince Charles.
The actor works closely with the royals through their charity The Prince's Trust.
Idris Elba became a pal of the royal family thanks to Prince Charles.
The actor shared details on his unlikely bond to the heir-to-the-throne back in 2013.
"I left school at 16 with dreams of attending the National Youth Music Theatre but was disheartened when I realised how much it would cost," he wrote in an article for The Mirror.
"It was The Prince's Trust who made it possible. They gave me a £1,500 grant and set me on the path that would eventually change my life."
The iconic British star, who is now an ambassador for the charity, spoke out about how Meghan Markle is a fantastic addition to the royals.
"Meghan Markle, as a person, regardless of her colour, is a role model. As a strong woman marrying into our Royal Family, she's going to be a role model for any woman."
"The point is that of course our society is one of mixed heritage and it's nice to see Meghan within the royal family. It's great. And of course she's going to be a beacon and of course she's going to be someone that people look towards.

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