Meghan Markle’s R-rated song choice at royal wedding revealed by Idris Elba

The Duchess of Sussex asked Idris Elba to play an iconic rap song at her royal wedding reception in Frogmore Cottage back in 2018

Meghan Markle’s R-rated wedding song revealed by Idris Elba
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Meghan Markle asked for an explicit rap song to be played at her royal wedding to Prince Harry in 2018, Idris Elba has revealed. 

Meghan Markle has never been one for sticking to royal pomp—and it looks like this refreshing energy was already evident at her wedding to Prince Harry. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot in a religious ceremony in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in May 2018, in front of 600 VIP guests and dozens of cameras. 

The Anglican service included many of the traditions one might expect at typical royal nuptials—with Meghan's wedding dress hailing from a British designer and the 40-year-old carrying a sprig of Myrtle in her bouquet, à la Queen Victoria, the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge. 

However, it looks like the retired US actress wasn't afraid to spice things up a little when it came to the newlyweds' reception at Frogmore Cottage later that evening. 


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Idris Elba, who headed the DJ booth at the swanky party, has now revealed that Meghan requested a surprising track to be played for the 200 guests in attendance. 

Speaking as co-host alongside Tiffany Calver on BBC's 1Xtra Rap Show on Saturday, the 49-year-old actor and musician shared a never-before-heard snippet about the Duchess' music preferences. 

"What is the vibe of a Harry and Meghan wedding?" Tiffany asked. "What tune was the one that got everyone going crazy?" 

"Still [D.R.E] by Dr. Dre went off!' Idris recalled, adding, "It was Meghan's choice." 

The song, which also features Snoop Dogg, was released in 1999 and is widely considered to be Dr. Dre's comeback single after a hiatus from live performances. Its lyrics detail the iconic rapper's refusal back down and contain several expletives and R-rated references. 

Idris also said that Whitney Houston's 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody', was a hit at Harry and Meghan's reception, revealing that the guests 'went off' when they heard the iconic pop song drop. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.