Are James Corden and Prince Harry friends?

THE close friendship between Prince Harry and the Late Late Show host James Corden has been dubbed a "Royal bromance".

And their long-time alliance has helped the British comedian to scoop Oprah Winfrey's bombshell interview with Meghan Markle. Here's more on the pals…

Are James Corden and Prince Harry friends?

TV host James Corden has been pals with Prince Harry for about a decade.

With their easy-going rapport, the Telegraph has dubbed the pals as having a "Royal bromance".

And with both men moving their families from the UK to set up home in Los Angeles, they've been able to continue their friendship.

James joined the throng of stars – such as Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams – attending Harry's lavish Windsor Castle wedding to Meghan in 2018.

In fact the men are so close that the celeb even acted as a compere at the couple's reception later that day.

During a private reception with friends and family at Frogmore House in the Windsor Castle estate, James provided some comic relief by striding "into the middle of the tent dressed as Henry VIII".

Royal authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand made the revelation in Finding Freedom, adding that James's wife, Julia got the fright of her life.

The book claims that Julia – who is said to be friends with Meghan – recoiled at her husband's practical joke in "mock horror" while the joke left the newlyweds in hysterics.

James later said it had been "one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've ever been to", although he struggled to contain a huge sneeze when surrounded by flowers at the ceremony.

“It was Britain at its finest,” he later recalled during his show, adding, “it was a picture-perfect day.

"Windsor castle, 600 guests, 30,000 flowers – or as Elton John calls it, a Thursday.”

What was said in Prince Harry's interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show?

Prince Harry has stunned royal fans with his searingly honest admissions to James Corden about quitting the UK with his wife and their child, Archie, for a new life in America.

They had a wide-ranging chat about the press, serving the public, being a Royal – and Harry even performed a brief rap.

Harry also revealed his one-year-old son Archie’s first word was “crocodile” and that the Queen had sent him a waffle maker as a Christmas present.

The friends were filmed chatting aboard an open-air double decker bus while touring LA, as they enjoyed a British-style afternoon tea.


Prince Harry was asked by James: "How do you feel about The Crown?"

The royal replied: "Um, they don't pretend to be news – it's fictional. But it's loosely based on the truth.

"Of course it's not strictly accurate… loosely.

"It gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle and what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else what can come from that.

"I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself, because it's the difference between – that is obviously fiction – take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you are supposedly news.

"I have a real issue with that."


Harry's fierce dislike and distrust in the British media, and his bitterness towards it, shone through during their chat.

James commented that it was "such a monumental decision to have walked away from the royal family; why did you feel that that was necessary and the right thing to do?"

Harry replied: "It was stepping back rather than stepping down. It was a really difficult moment.

"As I think a lot of people saw, we all know what the British press can be like."

"And it was destroying my mental health," he said, gesturing to his head.

"I realised this is toxic. So I did what any husband and what any father would do is, like, I need to get my family out of here.

"But we never walked away, and as far as I'm concerned whatever decisions are made on that side I will never walk away.

"I will always be contributing, but my life is public service so wherever I am in the world it's going to be the same thing," he added.

Commentators have said that Harry was unhappy with losing his treasured royal patronages, particularly those connected to the military in which he served for ten years, after quitting the UK.


At one stage during the LA tour James and Harry visited the house that featured on hit 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, starring Will Smith.

A chilled-out Harry rapped the show's theme song as they wandered around the property.

When Meghan Markle called during the filming, to see how Harry was going, James grabbed the phone.

In her cameo appearance, she was told that their family should live there, as James joked that Meghan could "become the Fresh Princess of Bel-Air".

The Duchess of Sussex quickly replied that the house seemed "wonderful, but I think we've done enough moving".

She then asked, "Haz, how is your tour of LA going?"

James interrupted: "Haz! I didn't know we were calling you 'Haz' now."

Harry quipped: "No, well you're not my wife" before joking to Meghan that James was the "worst tour guide in LA."

During the interview, Harry also revealed:

  • He and Meghan went from "0 to 60 in two months" before going public with their relationship
  • The couple spend their evenings making son Archie's tea and giving him a bath before ordering takeaways and watching Netflix
  • The Queen and Prince Philip use Zoom to speak to Archie – and the tot's first word was "crocodile"


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