Stars line up to attend royal wedding


Royal wedding watchers treated to a parade of A-list celebrities from both sides of the Atlantic

In a wedding that has broken royal tradition in many ways, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have also surprised with some of the choices for their guest list.

Speculation leading up to the big day focused on whether the couple would invite Donald Trump, or his predecessor, Barack Obama. In the event, neither US president made the list, nor did the British prime minister, Theresa May.

But the lack of heads of state meant an abundance of Hollywood and colour, with a cast that reads like a whos who of modern celebrity. Taking centre stage on Saturday were

Sir Elton John

The singer and his husband, David Furnish, were seen chatting and laughing with the Beckhams (see below). There was speculation that John could perform during the evening reception. If he did perform it would be poignant given he sang Candle in the Wind as a tribute to Harrys late mother, Diana, at her funeral in Westminster Abbey.

Sir Elton John (L) and David Furnish (2nd L) with the Beckhams inside the chapel. Photograph: Pool/Reuters

David and Victorian Beckham

The former England football captain and the former Spice Girl were also in attendance.

Photograph: Danny Lawson/AFP/Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey

The US talkshow host was one of the more high profile US guests to make the list.

Photograph: Ian West/AFP/Getty Images

James Corden

The comedian who has found fame on both sides of the Atlantic was attending with his wife, Julia Carey.

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