‘This was a big deal’ Idris Elba recalls ‘pressure’ performing at Royal Sussex wedding

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Idris Elba, 49, has revealed that DJing at Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle’s, 40, wedding was the “most stressful” event he has done. The actor is not shy of famous friends, having performed as a DJ for Madonna and even collaborated on a track with Sir Paul McCartney.

There was a lot of pressure.

Idris Elba

Idris has a lengthy acting career, known for his role as Stringer Bell in The Wire and DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther.

However, many do not know that Idris DJ’s on the side under the name DJ Big Driis.

Speaking to Mail Online, Idris detailed his hardest performance, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding.

When asked about his most stressful gig, he responded: “The wedding, no doubt.

“This wasn’t like my cousin’s wedding.

He continued: “This wasn’t at the community hall – the reception. This was a big, big deal.

“They’re good friends and I wanted to make sure they had a great time, so there was a lot of pressure.”

The evening celebration was held at Frogmore House, the Grade I listed former home of Queen Victoria’s mother.

Harry and Meghan’s wedding was held on May 19 2018 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

On the morning of the wedding, Queen Elizabeth II conferred upon Harry the titles of Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.

After the marriage was initiated, Meghan was given the titles of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, Countess of Dumbarton and Baroness Kilkeel.

Famous guests at the wedding included David Beckham, James Corden, George Clooney, Tom Hardy and Elton John.

With many famous faces as well as Royal guests, Idris had a lot of “pressure” to perform well.

Idris detailed that Meghan had sent him a playlist, so he knew what he was doing but that did not stop his nerves.

The actor’s revelation has come amid claims Meghan and Harry are planning to carry out more quasi-“royal tours” next year.

Royal commentator Neil Sean claimed the couple would visit Australia and Japan in 2022, despite critics questioning what their new role was since breaking away from the Royal Family.

Speaking on his YouTube podcast, the royal expert said: “According to a very good source, Harry and Meghan are planning even more, shall we say, ‘fake royal tours’ in 2022.

“Apparently they are looking to tour Australia, Japan and back to certain areas of the United States.”

Neil suggested Harry and Meghan are “not that popular right now” and that “maybe they’re hoping to reignite their once popularity in far-flung places.”

Meghan and Harry have been under a lot of pressure after they announced they were taking a step back from royal duties in 2020.

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