Proving she’s completely relatable, Charlize Theron recently revealed she has royal wedding fever — just like the rest of the world. The actress gushed about being excited for the big day, and even though she won’t be attending in person, she will be tuning in on May 19!
While chatting with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, April 18, she was asked if she was ready for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to tie the knot, and she couldn’t hold back. “Oh my gosh, yes! I mean, everybody’s excited about it, right? I think it’s great.” Charlize had previously attended a charity polo match back in 2011, during which she got to know Harry for a little bit. “He’s a great guy,” she continued. “I don’t know her, but I know he has good taste so I wish them the best… and I’ll be watching!”
Prince Harry chatting with Charlize Theron in 2011.
With the highly-anticipated event nearly upon us, many details have been officially announced, but there are still some that are being kept secret — including the guest list. Despite knowing Harry, Charlize wasn’t included, but there will certainly be other A-list celebrities attending the nuptials.
It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but many are assuming Elton John will be in attendance. Back in February, the “Rocket Man” singer canceled two Las Vegas concerts that just so happened to fall on the same May weekend as Harry and Meghan’s wedding. It makes sense that he’d be invited, as he was was a close friend to Princess Diana prior to her death, and he also attended Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s wedding at Westminster Abbey back in April 2011.
There is one celeb who has finally admitted she’ll be attending. Victoria Beckham confirmed she and husband David Beckham got the invite on a recent episode of James Corden’s The Late Late Show. When the television personality asked the former Spice Girl if she was going, she stumbled over her words. “I, uh, I… I don’t know,” she said. James then teased: “She’s totally going.” She eventually caved, confirming the rumors flat out. “Yes. England is so excited. It is so great, isn’t it? They look so happy.”
While many believed former US President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama would score an invite — they’re close friends with Harry — it’s looking like they won’t actually be allowed to attend the big day.
According to the Daily Mail, Barack and Michelle, current President Donald Trump, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be left off the guest list for a perfectly understandable reason. “It has been decided that an official list of political leaders — both UK and international — is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding,” a Kensington Palace spokesperson said. “Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.” We’ll just have to tune in with Charlize to find out who else will be in attendance!
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