Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Royal Wedding: Elton John, Oprah, Beckhams, Clooneys, James Corden, Priyanka Chopra, Maybe a Stella McCartney Dress


Everything has stopped in Cannes while the Royal Wedding guests arrive for the marriage of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. It’s the ultimate reality show.

Guests of note to us include Sarah Ferguson, James Corden, Elton John and David Furnish, David and Victoria Beckham, the cast of “Suits,” Abigail Spencer from “Timeless,” Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit.

But it’s very instructive watching BBC because they’re featuring dozens of non celebrity guests, many of whom are multi cultural and quite a different world from the usual Royal family activities. They’re all incredibly interesting, coming from a range of world charities. Prince Harry and Megan are revolutionizing the image of the Royals forever. It’s very, very astute.

Meanwhile, the speculation is all about Megan’s wedding dress. Will it be designed by Stella McCartney? If so, imagine that the 50 years on, the Beatles can still sing “Her Majesty.” The group’s influence on the culture is cemented.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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