James Corden, the popular British host of late night talk show The Late Late Show, regaled his audience with his insider’s perspective at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last Saturday afternoon.
He told the audience that it had been a beautiful ceremony and that he’d known Prince Harry for around seven years. He then explained why his face might’ve looked a little grumpy when the cameras cut to him.
“Here’s the thing, the worst part of the ceremony for me was there was [sic] flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen,” he said, talking about Philippa Craddock’s floral arrangements in St George’s Chapel.
“I get quite bad allergies if I’m in close proximity to flowers so for a lot of the ceremony I just needed to sneeze.”
Unfortunately for Corden, the moment he needed to sneeze the worst was the most inopportune moment of the ceremony.
“Right at the point when the Archbishop was saying, ‘If anyone knows of any reason that these two should not be married, I was thinking, ‘Please don’t sneeze,’ and I had to do one of those internal sneezes. I think I got away with it.”
Corden also acted as host for the evening reception and told the audience that overall the Royal Wedding was a great experience.
“It was gorgeous the whole affair, it was happy, it was joyous, it was uplifting… It was Britain at its finest, a picture-perfect day: Windsor Castle, six hundred guests, 30,000 flowers, or as Elton John calls it, a Thursday.”
Corden attended the Royal Wedding with his wife, Julia. He was just one of the many celebrities invited.
“George Clooney was there,” Corden told his audience. “So congratulations Meghan and Harry on your brand-new Nespresso machine, I imagine that’s what he got him.”