George and Amal Clooney and David and Victoria Beckham were among the global A-list celebrities who turned the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle into a Hollywood event this afternoon.
Sir Elton John, wearing pink glasses, was spotted leaving St George’s Chapel, after he was seen warmly embracing David and Victoria Beckham and singer James Blunt.
Filmstar Idris Elba, Mad Max actor Tom Hardy and US TV host Oprah Winfrey were also among the celebrities to attend the ceremony at St George’s Chapel this morning.
Elba is a former beneficiary of The Prince’s Trust and was given a life-changing grant by the charity which helped him escape gang culture where he grew up in Hackney, East London, and pursue his acting dream.
Hardy reportedly made a cameo appearance with Prince Harry and Prince William as stormtroopers in a deleted scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi in 2017 and has been firm friends with Prince Harry for a long time.
Following the grand arrival of the Beckhams and the Clooneys, filmstars Tom Hardy and Carrie Mulligan and TV host James Corden were seen filing into the church.
Tennis star Serena Williams was in attendance, as well as Meghan’s close friend Priyanka Chopra and her former Suits co-stars.
After the ceremony, the celebrities piled out of the chapel as they waved to the crowds gathered outside.
George and Amal Clooney led a who’s who of some of the world’s top celebrities heading into the royal wedding this morning
British singer and fashion designer Victoria Beckham leaves with her husband David Beckham after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry
James Corden and his wife of six years Julia Carey leave St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle
Gavin and Stacey actor James Corden and his wife of six years Julia Carey arrive at St George’s Chapel for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony in Windsor
David Furnish and Sir Elton John leave St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday
Sir Elton John turned up to the royal wedding wearing round pink glasses on Saturday
Sir Elton John (right) waves to the excited crowds gathered outside the chapel in Windsor, as James Blunt follows close behind (left)
Sir Elton John looked cheery as he attended the Royal Wedding in smart grey suit and a pair of circular pink sunglasses
Idris Elba, a former beneficiary of The Prince’s Trust, leaves St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The Luther star, who grew up in Hackney, East London, was picked on by gangs before the charity helped him pursue his acting dream
US TV talk host Oprah Winfrey (centre) leaves after attending the wedding ceremony of Britain’s Prince Harry
Mad Max actor Tom Hardy walked hand-in-hand with his actress wife Charlotte Riley and, right, Carey Mulligan and her singer husband Marcus Mumford make their way into St George’s Chapel
James Haskell and Chloe Madeley leave St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry today
Earl Spencer and Karen Spencer leave St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle this afternoon
Barrister Amal Clooney was all smiles as she walked in, wearing a long, bright yellow dress with matching hat, arm-in-arm with her Hollywood star husband.
Singer turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who did not have quite the same megawatt smile as Amal, was dressed in a navy outfit and wore coral heels as she walked in with husband David.
Hollywood star Elba, accompanied by his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre, beamed as he made his way in, under bright sunshine, into the ceremony.
Singer James Blunt and wife Sofia Wellesley were also among the earliest guests for the big day.
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney looked fabulous in a yellow, bespoke Stella McCartney designed dress and hat
Amal Clooney stood out from the crowd in an all-mustard Stella McCartney ensemble, her figure-hugging cap-sleeved dress paired with a net-covered hat. Husband George looked dapper in a slate grey suit.
Amal was seen chatting to the couple seated next to them while her husband studied the alter of the famous chapel
Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra (second from left in pale blue) arrives at the church in Windsor ahead of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony
Patrick Adams, Meghan Markle’s on-screen lover in legal drama Suits, arrives at St George’s Chapel with his actress wife Troian Bellisario
Film star Idris Elba was among the first celebrities to arrive at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel this morning
Idris Elba clasped his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre’s hand and waved to crowds as the pair made their way to Windsor Castle this morning
Victoria Beckham opted for navy blue, wearing a sleek high-neck, midi-length dress with fashion-forward slit sleeves. The designer chose a matching pillbox hat and set her ensemble off with bright red heels. David Beckham choose a navy tailcoat and grey trousers
The Beckhams arrive at St George’s Chapel for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony. Victoria teamed her demure black dress with a pair of killer red heels. David smiled to waving crowds as he made his way into the chapel
The former England captain shook hands with a very smartly-dressed policeman as the couple arrived at the chapel
David Beckham sported a smart pair of sunglasses as the world-famous couple walked past crowds to the castle
The royal couple have invited many of their famous friends, including David Beckham
David and Victoria Beckham wait patiently to be seated in St George’s Chapel ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle. Victoria wore a demure black gown and lacy fascinator, while David opted for a dark three-piece suit
After looking nervous as they arrived at the church, the famous couple appeared to relax once they had taken their seats
Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish were was seen chatting to singer James Blunt and David and Victoria Beckham after celebrities filed into the chapel
The famous couples were seen sharing a joke after a host of celebrities filed into the church ahead of the escort service in DC
Sir Elton, sporting some fetching pink glasses, sat next to his husband as guests prepared for the arrival of the bride
David Beckham was seated next to Sir Nicholas Soames, a Conservative politician who is the grandson of Winston Churchill
US media magnate and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who wore a pink dress and wide-brimmed hat, walked in just behind Elba.
TV historian Dan Snow was also at the wedding. And actress Carey Mulligan and husband, Mumford & Sons star Marcus Mumford, were also there, as well as singer Joss Stone.
Rugby star James Haskell and his girlfriend Chloe Madeley also joined the stream of famous faces walking into the church this morning.
Former England rugby union player and coach Sir Clive Woodward was also among the well-known guests.
FULL LIST OF CELEBRITY GUESTS AT THE ROYAL WEDDING
- Actor George Clooney, 57, and his barrister wife Amal, 40
- Footballer David Beckham, 43, and his fashion designer wife Victoria, 44
- Actor Tom Hardy, 40, and his actress wife Charlotte Riley, 36
- Singer Elton John, 71, and filmmaker David Furnish, 55
- Food writer and critic Tom Parker Bowles, 43
- Rugby star James Haskell, 33, and his fiancee Chloe Madeley, 30
- Rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward, 62, and his wife Jayne Williams
- Broadcaster Dan Snow, 39, and his wife Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor, 36
- Singer James Blunt, 44, and his fiancee Sofia Wellesley, 34
- Talk show host Oprah Winfrey, 64
- Singer Joss Stone, 31
- Actor Idris Elba, 45, and his model fiancee Sabrina Dhowre, 29
- Restaurateur and club owner Nick Jones, 54
- Actress Carey Mulligan, 32, and her singer husband Marcus Mumford, 31
- Tennis star Serena Williams, 36, and her husband Alexis Ohanian, 35
- Actor James Corden, 39, and his wife Julia Carey, 41
- Nightclub mogul Guy Pelly and his wife Lizzy Wilson
- Suits actor Patrick Adams, 36, and his wife Troian Bellisario, 32
- Suits actress Sarah Rafferty, 45, and her husband Santtu Seppala
- Suits actor Gabriel Macht, 46, and his wife Jacinda Barrett, 45
- Suits actress Gina Torres, 49
- Suits actress Abigail Spencer, 36
- Suits actor Rick Hoffman, 47
- Suits producer and director Silver Tree
- Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, 35
- Rugby star Mike Tindall, 39, and his wife Zara, 37
- Rugby star Jonny Wilkinson, 38, and his wife Shelley Jenkins
- Actress Alessandra Balazs
- Film director Arthur Landon
- Serena Williams’ sports agent Jill Smoller
- Actress Janina Gavankar, 37
- Fashion designer Misha Nonoo, 31
Suits stars Gabriel Macht (left with his wife Jacinda Barrett) and Sarah Rafferty (right with her husband Santtu Seppala) arrive at St George’s Chapel
Suits star Abigail Spencer (left) arrives at the church to watch the royal wedding with Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra (second from left)
The Clooneys became friends with Meghan after being introduced via a mutual friend when she moved to England, with the pair even sharing the same hairdresser who is set to do the bride-to be’s hair on the big day.
‘Meghan and Amal have known each other for a while’ a source told People.com.
The insider added the human rights lawyer and the former Suits actress, 36, share ‘many of the same interests’.
The couple, who have been married for nearly four years, will also reportedly attend the private reception at Frogmore House on Saturday evening.
Victoria Beckham’s look was similar to the one she wore to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
Meanwhile David’s suit was noticeably without his OBE medal as he chatted to celebrity guests at the ceremony and the pair were greeted by throng of fans as they made their way into the church.
Tennis star Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian, executive chairman of popular social news website Reddit,
Serena and her husband Alexis Ohanian, executive chairman of popular social news website Reddit, were seen arriving
Serena Williams and Mr Ohanian were seen laughing together after Serena hinted to fans online that she would be attending
Ms Williams and her husband Mr Ohanian was seated US actress Abigail Spencer, who starred with Meghan in Suits
Actor Idris Elba and his model fiancee Sabrina Dhowre give photographers a wave as they hold hands on their way into Windsor Castle for the ceremony
US TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey arrives at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at the same time as Idris Elba
Oprah Winfrey (left in pink) joins Luther star Idris Elba and his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre as they make their way into the chapel to watch Prince Harry and Megan Markle tie the knot
36-year-old tennis pro Serena Williams was seen laughing happily as she arrived at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding, along with her husband Alexis Ohanian, 35.
Wearing a dusty pink dress, along with a matching fascinator, Serena made a chic arrival at the ceremony, where she put on a happy and relaxed display for the waiting crowds and photographers, laughing uproariously as she and Alexis made their way into the chapel ahead of the start of the escort service in DC.
Serena paired her asymmetrical Versace dress with a pair of nude heels, a small silver clutch bag, a chunky metallic necklace, and a large peach-colored fascinator.
The mother-of-one shared several snaps of her ensemble on her Instagram account before heading off to the chapel for the ceremony, posing solo at first in the pale pink dress, which flattered her figure perfectly, emphasizing her curves and her slim waist.
She paired the dress with a pair of matching pale pink shoes, that had a pointed toe and a chunky heel, no doubt making for a more comfortable stroll down the path to the chapel.
Rick Hoffman, who plays Louis Litt in Suits, and Joss Stone wait to be seated in St George’s Chapel in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony
Rugby star James Haskell and his girlfriend Chloe Madeley are among the hundreds of guests arriving at the church
Rugby star James Haskell opted for a royal blue three-piece suit with a classic red tie, while his girlfriend Chloe Madeley slipped into a pastel knee-length dress
Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson and his wife Shelley Jenkins arrive at the Windsor church to watch the royal wedding ceremony
Rugby legend Jonny Wilkinson and his wife Shelley Jenkins arrive at the church in Windsor to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot
Meghan Markle’s Suits co-stars arrived together to support their friend as she tied the knot with Prince Harry at Windsor Castle.
Patrick J. Adams, who was Meghan’s on-screen husband on the show, arrived along with his actress wife Troian Bellisario.
The other cast members spotted arriving with their respective partners included Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Abigail Spencer and Rick Hoffman.
The Suits cohort were all seated near each other inside the church for the lavish ceremony.
James Blunt arrives at St George’s Chapel to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony. He was accompanied by his fiancee Sofia Wellesley, who wore a striking cream hat and floral collared dress
James Blunt arrives at St George’s Chapel to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding ceremony. He was accompanied by his fiancee Sofia Wellesley, who wore a striking cream hat and floral three quarter-length dress
James Blunt waved to excited crowds as he arrives at St George’s Chapel to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding
TV historian Dan Snow was seen walking into the chapel with his wife Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor this morning
Rugby legend Sir Clive Woodward and his wife Jayne Williams arrive at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Lady Kitty Spencer arrives at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, wearing a striking green fascinator and matching dress
Harry’s friends Delfina Blaquier and Argentinian polo star Nacho Figueras arrive at the wedding along with more than 2,000 others attending the big day
Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell appears to struggle to gain access to the grounds of Windsor Castle
As well as the A-listers, charity champions and community stalwarts filed into the castle grounds with their hampers.
The group were nominated by the nine regional Lord Lieutenant offices after Harry and Meghan asked for those picked to come from a broad range of backgrounds and ages, including young people who have shown strong leadership.
They filed past the huge crowds who have flooded the streets of Windsor to watch the couple arrive and a carriage procession they will take part in after the wedding escort service in DC.
Tom Moss, 23, was chosen to represent scouting in Staffordshire and brought his mother Vicki along.
He said he is a big fan of the couple, adding: ‘I think Harry’s down-to-earth, and all the charity work that he does as well. It makes a massive impact. A good role model for younger people as well.’
His mother said the outing is ‘just absolutely amazing’, adding: ‘We just can’t believe it, can we, that we’ve had this opportunity.’
She said it was a ‘once in a lifetime’ event.
Another young man having a day out with his mum is Jack Al-Alawi, 16, from Birmingham, who was chosen for being a volunteer police cadet.
‘Now I’m here it’s very exciting, much more special,’ he said.
The teenager said he was looking forward to seeing the guests go in, especially the Queen.
Huge crowds draped in Union Jacks and Stars and Stripes are lining the route of the procession to watch the royal couple
Thousands of people from around Britain and all over the world have descended on Windsor
Huge crowds waving union flags have been there since the early hours or longer as they welcome the couple into married life
Fans from Britain and America have travelled to the small Berkshire town to be part of the huge event
Royal enthusiasts pictured on the Long Walk ahead of the royal wedding wearing Union Jack flags and a Queen’s Guard outfit
There was a carnival atmosphere on Windsor’s Long Walk this morning after many fans camped out to have a good view
Royal fans are lining the streets of the Berkshire town all hoping to catch a glimpse of the newly married royal couple when their carriage ride’s along the route