The Clooneys told people they didn’t know Harry & Meghan at the Sussexes’ wedding

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Pre-Ceremony, Windsor, Berkshire, UK - 19 May 2018

When George and Amal Clooney turned up at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 wedding, people were surprised. Surprised because no one knew that Harry and Meghan were at all close to the Clooneys. There was some suggestion that perhaps Amal and Meghan knew each other from their work at the UN (untrue) or that Meghan and George had crossed paths in Hollywood (also untrue). In Finding Freedom, sources claimed that the pre-wedding connection was actually between George and Harry, that they had known each other socially for a few years, and that George and Amal reached out to Harry and Meghan during their engagement to become better friends. Finding Freedom confirmed that H&M spent time at the Clooneys’ English country home pre-wedding, and there was also a confirmation that H&M visited George’s Lake Como mansion in the summer of 2018. We also know that Amal was part of Meghan’s New York baby shower, and that Amal likely provided the private plane for Meghan.

All of which is completely on brand for both George and Amal. George is a social guy, he loves to be surrounded by famous friends, and I could see him happily pursuing a friendship with the Sussexes. Amal is more of a social climber – and I’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing – and she’s clearly interested in seeking royal connections in particular, and George is absolutely providing her those opportunities. What I’m saying is that I believe the Finding Freedom narrative about how the Clooneys and the Sussexes became friendly. But I also sort of believe that Meghan invited a bunch of famous people – whom she really didn’t know – to her wedding.

George and Amal Clooney confessed they didn’t know the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moments before the royal wedding, it is claimed. Hollywood actor George, 59, and human rights barrister Amal, 42, were among the 600 guests who witnessed Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, exchange vows at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018.

In a sign of their apparent closeness to the couple, the Clooneys were given a ‘prime pew’ next to Lady Carolyn Warren, who is married to John Warren, the Queen’s bloodstock adviser, and opposite Princess Margaret’s son Viscount Linley. However the Clooneys reportedly told other guests they didn’t know the happy couple well at all, according to Rachel Johnson.

‘There’s a story doing the rounds that while Carolyn Bartholomew, Diana’s former flatmate, was waiting for the wedding service to start, she turned to the couple alongside her and asked how they knew Harry or Meghan,’ Johnson writes in online publication AirMail. ‘”We don’t,” the Clooneys answered brightly.’

Carolyn, who attended the wedding with husband William, is Harry’s godmother and was one of three young women who shared Diana’s Earl’s Court flat and was privy to the secret when she first met Charles. She was given one of the best seats in the house, opposite Prince William and Prince Charles.

Johnson added there were plenty of other celebrity invitees, including Oprah Winfrey, James Corden, and David and Victoria Beckham who ‘could not possibly be old and dear friends of the bridal couple’.

Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian were seated near the Clooneys while the Beckhams, James Corden and his wife were further away. George and Amal caused a stir when they arrived at the royal wedding and were among the exclusive 200-strong guest list invited to party the night away at Frogmore House. George is said to have danced with both Meghan and Kate Middleton, 39.

[From The Daily Mail]

Yeah, as I said, both versions probably have some truth. I think the Clooneys likely pursued a friendship and Meghan and Harry were pleased with the invites to the Clooneys’ home, and rewarded them with a wedding invitation. I think Meghan definitely used the wedding invites to pursue relationships with power players like the Clooneys, Oprah, Gayle King, etc. (Meghan was legit friends with Serena Williams before Harry though.)

Also: it’s so weird to me that no one even talks about all of the Casamigos connections. Jack Brooksbank works for Casamigos. Casamigos got prominent de facto sponsorship of royal wedding receptions for Harry & Meghan AND Jack & Eugenie. How much money did George spend to get his tequila company so prominently mentioned in all of the wedding reception articles?

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  1. Chimes@Midnight says:

    I’d invite George Clooney to my wedding too. Shit, might get a Nespresso out of it at least.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Well, I’m sure they did meet before the wedding even if they weren’t BFFs. my guess is that Amal and George and the Sussexes found a friendship mutually beneficial all around and it was probably treated as such at the beginning – Amal and George invited them to their country house, they got an invite to the wedding, they invited them to Lake Cuomo, etc. I’m sure they get along and like each other and there is clearly a big element of trust there, since neither really blabs about the other.

    As for the rest of it – this makes it sound like H&M just invited every big name they could think of. But obviously Meghan knew Serena and they were good friends before the wedding, and Harry has known David Beckham for years.

    A lot of times too in these kinds of circles there is a lot of overlapping between relationships and a lot of competing interests in terms of who gets invited. IDK. I think this article is clearly meant to just paint Meghan as someone obsessed with being a celebrity.

    • Sofia says:

      +1 Came here to say this.

    • Amy Too says:

      This article contradicts itself itself three times as well. It goes from The Clooneys told people they didn’t know Harry and Meghan, to they told people they “didn’t know them well,” to reporting on a rumor going around (3 years after the wedding? Really?) that claims they said “We don’t!” when asked how they knew Harry and Meghan. So….which is it?

      And the parts about how these celebrities “couldn’t possibly” be friends of the bridal couple reeks of putting Meghan down in a possibly racist way. Like “she’s just a biracial minor actress with a black mother, how on earth could she possibly know any of these people, it’s unconscionable that any of these important people would have ever even considered looking at her twice, let alone speak to her!” When we know that she was friends with Serena, she was friends with Ben and Jessica, she apparently had friends in common with British Royalty since she met and married Prince Harry. She worked for the UN, she volunteered a lot, her mother went to the same church as Oprah, she was a working actress in LA and in Vancouver who traveled and networked a lot. But of course, she’s just a poor, brown, nobody who couldn’t possibly have important friends.

      • Sandy says:

        That’s exactly the undertone I am also getting! Effing jerks, the lot of them.

      • Ainsley7 says:

        It makes sense if they had more than one source. It’s a pretty common ice breaker at weddings. So, they were likely asked more than once.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Their friendship makes sense. Both couples are interested/involved in global human rights causes. Both are an educated woman and a playboy hubby turned serious philanthropist. Both are Brit/American pairings. Seems like they’d naturally gravitate toward each other.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:


    • LaraK says:

      At this social level, friendships are at least 50% a business arrangement anyway. Not that they don’t genuinely like each other, but there is also an underly8ng strategy.
      At that level of fame, it makes sense to make strategic connections. With the people you like, but only if they further your agenda.
      It’s not a bad thing,
      They only have so much time and energy, why not spend it on people who can move them forward.
      And this was definitely beneficial on both sides WHiLE still involving people who genuinely like each other. I have no doubt George and Harry get on like a course on fire, and Meg and Amal have a ton in common. So why not?

  3. Max says:

    Harry knew Oprah before for many years, likely through Fergie and the York’s and possibly the Obamas, As for Gayle, i assume she was Oprah’s +1 or something lol. Hi think most of the celebrity invites for Harry, he seems to know a lot of people behind-the-scenes.

  4. lucy2 says:

    Wait…they spent time together, including staying at the Clooneys home with them, and now the narrative is that they didn’t even know them? That makes zero sense.
    If Clooney really said “we don’t” my guess is he was joking and whoever overheard it has no sense of humor.

    • Livvers says:

      Right? I can imagine that it is the sort of flip comment he would make. He’s also a known prankster.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @ Livvers-IKR?!? I chuckled thinking of the look on George’s face when he said “We don’t!”. Cracked me up 🤣

      • Pat says:

        Livers, George C. was one of the people that stood up for Meghan in the media, he spoke out about the harassment and how unfair it is. The other thing is a lot American celebrities are seriously big on their personal privacy and if I’m Not mistaken I believe George C. and his wife are very private. The people that have been in the Sussex corner all seem to be very private. The Beckham’s, Oprah, Tyler P.,Serena Williams and more. They don’t seem to discuss their personal lives in the media and they don’t discuss things about their friends in the media. They will tell you they don’t know them or smile and blow the media’s questions off. Anything they speak to the media about is work related to them or their support for a charitable organization. If they mention a friend of theirs in the media it’s related to some kind of work/ support related projects. Serena has smiled jokingly when asked about Meghan, and completely ignored the media questions. She has also said she doesn’t know Meghan or something to that effect earlier this year. It’s best, they are entitled to privacy regardless of what kind of work they are involved in. Anything outside of work is none of the media’s business unless they choose to share it with them. The lies the BM put out everyday concerning the Sussex is more than enough reason to despise the BM and All those involved in the smear campaign against them.

    • S808 says:

      It could be like Serena’s “I don’t know her” when talking about Meghan but that’s clearly a joke and a way to prevent outlets from writing articles about her and Meghan’s friendship.

    • Becks1 says:

      Yeah, I think it was more of a joke than anything.

    • Rae says:

      I agree. Definitely sounds like a joke or someone shutting down someone who they think is fishing.

  5. S808 says:

    I don’t think the George and Amal invite is on Meghan. Harry has his own connection to George and that’s probably why they were invited. Same with the Beckhams, Oprah, Tom Hardy, etc.

    • Myra says:

      That’s what I thought, too. That many of the invitees were there on behalf of Harry. I imagine Meghan’s list was pretty small with friends, co-stars and other associates. People only assume that all the celebrities there must be there because Meghan was an actress, but most have some links to Harry. This also reminds me that although Meghan has met the Obamas, it is Harry who has the special connection to them. He has a bigger network than Meghan.

    • Ginger says:

      I thought Harry had known George for years? George and Amal were seated at the front part of the church, which was for close friends and family.

      The DM wrote this so I don’t believe a word.

    • I'm Square says:

      If that’s the case, why didn’t they just say? The red carpet interview of them at the AFI gala shows them refusing to answer such a simple question (“How does Amal know Megan?” Easy answer would be “George knows Harry.”. It was by Access:
      This kind of weird sidestepping just makes you think the Clooneys have something to hide or be embarrassed about?

      • tcbc says:

        George looks down on the entertainment media, and his answers reflect that. The most likely explanation is that Clooney didn’t think it was anyone’s business so he decided to answer the questions tongue in cheek. Then the press reports the comments as matter of fact.

  6. Sofia says:

    It’s quite possible that the Clooneys were going “We’ve been round to each other’s place so we’re on the path to a friendship but we don’t know them super well” which was probably true in May 2018 hence why they were seated near the end. However since then, they’ve probably gotten closer as it was Amal who supplied and paid for a private jet for Meghan’s baby shower.

  7. notasugarhere says:

    Considered the source and dismissed her comments as pro-Windsor lies.

    ‘Lady Carolyn Warren, who is married to John Warren, the Queen’s bloodstock adviser’

    • Amy Too says:

      Also WTF is a bloodstock advisor? That sounds sinister and so old fashioned. I’m sure it had to do with horses somehow but I’m picturing a person whose job is to take blood samples from everyone who interacts with the Queen and then analyze and rank them by the levels of “good” old family/blue blood in them vs. “bad” peasantry or non-white blood so that the queen knows which people are acceptable enough to let use her powder room, and which people are unacceptable and must be sent to use the porto potty behind the palace so that their “bad blood” poor people cooties don’t infect her majesty.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Lady Carolyn Warren is the sister of the current Earl of Carnarvon. Highclere Castle, aka Downton Abbey, is the family seat.

      • A says:

        It’s got something to do with horses and horse breeding. Note the Earl of Carnarvon connection that @Bay pointed out–Lady Carolyn Warren’s father is the Earl of Carnarvon rumoured to have had an affair with the Queen. Her brother is the current Earl of Carnarvon. She’s married to John Warren, and her son is Jake Warren, who’s William and Harry’s friend.

        Carolyn Warren’s father was also keenly interested in horse racing and breeding, which is why he was, ahem, friendly with the Queen. His son-in-law is the bloodstock advisor.

      • windyriver says:

        Yes, it refers to horses, a bloodstock advisor helps evaluate a horse’s potential, for purchase, for racing, for breeding, etc.

        TQ doesn’t need to bother with taking blood herself; she already has books (Burke’s ?) to tell her who gets to use what potty – if any – and in what order they need to line up.

    • Becks1 says:

      I don’t think Carolyn Warren is the source though. This is a really poorly written article (I know, how shocking) – but from the excerpt it seems Carolyn Warren was sitting near the Clooneys, but Carolyn Bartholomew was the one who asked how they knew the couple. But it doesn’t seem to say that either Carolyn was the source here, although I guess it would make sense that it was Warren, or else why mention her?

      I don’t really believe the story at any rate, unless George made the comment completely TIC.

    • PrincessK says:

      Very peculiar story….tittle tattle …example of more desperation for any Sussex story. Rachel Johnson is an attention seeker, and like most of her family will do anything for publicity and to get work. Carolyn Bartholomew, close friend of Diana has never to my knowledge spoken to the press in this way and I doubt she was spreading this information around. Sounds like a case of Chinese whispers to me.

  8. Max says:

    ‘According to Rachel Johnson’ I think that says it all really, they don’t know shit (and for anyone who doesn’t know Rachel Johnson is Boris Johnson (The prime ministers) sister and is the one who said ‘Meghan has ‘exotic blood‘ that’s going to ‘thicken up’ the Royal family) 🥴🥴

    • mimi says:

      Rachel Johnson – the sister of Boris Johnson – Boris Johnson the Prime Minister – Whose government is in such chaos, Amal Clooney stepped from her position in the Foreign Office, but she didn’t do it quietly. She literally released an open letter making it clear Boris Johnson’s government is a mess she can’t be involved with. So I guess the point of the story is to make The Sussexes and Clooneys look like tacky famewhores? – Always a motive with the Daily Mail
      (Also Clooney sued them for a fake story about Amal’s mother and publicly refused their bogus apology)

  9. Lucylee says:

    How many years ago was this wedding?
    The thirst for clicks is real.

    • lucy2 says:

      Right? They’ve run out of other ridiculous stories, so now it’s “They didn’t even know the celebrities invited to the wedding! They couldn’t possibly know people and have friends!”

    • Sofia says:

      The wedding is now 2.5 years ago so not super long ago but I am wondering why 2.5 year old comments are now making their way. I doubt the DM would sit on a story like this for so long which means (to me) they’ve just recently been told about it, which again makes me ask why 2.5 year old comments are being rehashed.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      This was my first thought. They are really still dredging up wedding guest list to make a story about H/M? This is what happens when there’s no more leaks and the Sussexes are ignoring them for the most part.

      It was very obvious that the wedding was made up of mostly Harry’s famous people. Meghan has a very small family given her father’s side behavior and we don’t know her friends who aren’t famous, or her mother’s side of the family since they’ve been quiet. The cast of Suits were her casual invites and her old friends and family were spread throughout, but we don’t know most of them because they are not famous. I assumed the Cloonies were Harry’s people, Idris was going to DJ so an invite was appropriate, Tom Hardy was Harry’s, the Beckhams, Harry, a few singers, Harry. I think Oprah was the only super famous person there that was casually there for Meghan besides Serena. Who wouldn’t invite Oprah if she was willing to show up at their wedding, Gayle Kind was not in attendance, she was with the media covering the story.

    • Amy Too says:

      And it’s a hot rumor going around from 2.5+ years ago. Do these people not have email? Social media? Stamps to send letters? Are they only taking to each other once a year when they make their annual visit by horse and carriage out to Lord and Lady Exclusive-Snob’s estate? They hear this juicy rumor at dinner and wish they could tell someone and spread it! I guess they’ll just have to wait for months until the roads clear and they can finally travel by carriage to Duke and Duchess Rambleshack Cottage’s place and tell them. And then the Duke and Duchess will have to wait another month or so until they finally make it to Lord and Lady Incestuous-Hemophilia’s October Hunt Ball so they can tell someone else. No wonder the Daily Mail seems to report on things that Meghan did wrong 3 years ago. Gossip takes a long time to make it back to London. And no wonder it takes decades for the BRF to accept any kind of modernization or make any kind of change.

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @ Amy Too-👏👏 🤣 👏👏 🤣 👏👏 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Ha ha ha- this is great! I nominate it for COTW.

        Perhaps they could invest in some carrier pigeons.

      • lucy2 says:

        Seriously. If this had actually happened, it would have gone right through that crowd and to all the courtiers and gossips and it would have been in the news that evening.

    • PrincessK says:

      Exactly, the Sussexes make money for everyone, and the desperation for Sussex stories is so huge.

  10. Ariel says:

    I wonder if maybe Clooney knew he was in a hot gossip zone and didn’t want to give fodder to any of the beginnings of those friendly connections, and just blew off the old bitty asking in a polite way.

    • Cava24 says:

      That’s what I thought. He is pretty careful about what he puts out there and if there was any sort of charming anecdote there, he was going to save it for future use himself.

    • I'm Square says:

      At the AFI gala where he was getting some lifetime achievement thing, there was the oddest moment on the red carpet. Amal was asked by the Access reporter how she knew Megan and George immediately leapt in to answer, saying he couldn’t/wasn’t allowed to say it. It was so weird! Just say you’re new and fast friends (using more eloquent words than that obviously) and move on, and the rags will move on and not make it a thing like they have. This is the vid:

  11. mimi says:

    Isn’t George Clooney an infamous prankster? He has a reputation for speaking stuff with a straight face to get a reaction

  12. Stacy Dresden says:

    Don’t come for Amal. I love her!

  13. Max says:

    And also idk how people expect them to invite 600 guests they personally know, and I know it doesn’t suit them to say that Vicky and Dave were also invited to the Cambridges 2011 wedding. 💀

  14. Amy Bee says:

    Is the Rachel Johnson in this piece, Boris Johnson’s sister who wrote about Meghan being exotic and thickening the royal family blue blood? Is AirMail the same publication that had a journalist go on MSNBC and say that Meghan was 5 clicks from trailer trash?

    Is yes, I’m not taking anything they say as the gospel truth. But the article does show that Harry and Meghan’s wedding stuck in the caw of many in the establishment. Their wedding was truly an act of subversion and I love that.

  15. Freddy says:

    Yeah I don’t buy this story at all. Just another way to make Meghan look like a social climbing monster

    • L4frimaire says:

      It’s really shady and passive aggressive. Again, the same tired trope that if a black woman does something, she has nefarious, shady motives, instead of just living her life. Meghan knew a ton of people and Hollywood is a small company town, she’s been on late night talk shows and press tours. Even if you’re not intimate friends, a lot of A-list actors know and are friends with B-listers. Meghan never blasted her friendships all over the place. She has worked with some seriously good talent on her show, she had Stanley Tucci at her house in Toronto for a dinner fundraiser. Her friend Misha is very well connected and married to some billionaire scion. As Gayle King said, Harry knows people, Meghan knows people. She didn’t use their wedding as a come up and it’s just gross to frame it that way. Anyone who married into that family, no matter who they were, would have been automatically catapulted into the public sphere and awareness, and would meet a broad swathe of prominent people. Just goes with the territory.

    • I'm Square says:

      Well, it’s more the Clooneys who couldn’t publicise their royal connections enough. After the wedding there were regular leaks about how H and M were holidaying at their Lake Como or whatever place and how chummy the four were. And they did a big thing with Amal hiring a private jet for Megan after baby shower. It hasn’t worked out well for the Clooneys as THEY look like the social climbers trying to catch of a piece of the glow from some royals.

  16. ShazBot says:

    Harry is/was close to Eugenie, so I feel like it’s more likely that the initial connection was Casamigos because of Jack and then if they’re going to give Casamigos prime bar space at the wedding WHY NOT invite George and Amal? From a business perspective, George would be all over it, and from a future philanthropic perspective, Meghan would 100% see the value in a friendship with Amal and George. Let’s not pretend that a royal wedding is just about inviting those that are near and dear to your heart, it’s also strategic and that is applicable to all royals.

  17. GG says:

    I think several things are probably true at the same time. The Clooney’s probably spent relatively limited time with the Sussexes prior to the wedding, but the couples both got along well and enjoyed making couple friends with whom they have a lot in common (philanthropy, raising privileged children while maintaining their privacy while having public parents) but I don’t think they knew each other well enough at the wedding to be invited by peasant standards (meaning that most people have to make concessions about their guest lists and don’t usually have the freedom, venue or budget to just invite whomever they want). It’s less interesting to me they were invited to the church and MORE interesting to me they were invited to the evening reception but not a total surprise. Obviously Eugenie and Jack would know them. I do think The Sussexes invited a few people they knew “socially” to the wedding but their reception was quite small. I don’t think there’s anything wrong or untoward about them inviting a couple with whom they would like to get to know better. I see a deep friendship forming between Amal and Meghan before I see one form between Meghan and Kate because Amal and Meghan actually have things in common.

  18. Sara says:

    Yes on both sides: If I were a famous royal and could, I’d totally invite George Clooney to my wedding. If I were George or Amal and I got invited to a royal wedding, I sure as sh*t would go.

  19. Mignionette says:

    I just don’t believe this story. Chuck worked extensively with Amal prior to the wedding and I believe that is where the introduction came. Chuck would have seen that Meg and Amal had similar interests and personalities. Much like him suggesting the Kingdom choir.

    A lot of the talking points about Meg dropping people and social climbing are also unfair. As someone who has moved around and lived in various countries for work and then for marriage, the reality is that you leave people behind and fall into new ‘expat enclaves’. In this instance Meg was marrying into the Royal Family and in doing so would have had access to people she might not have previously met. Much like her time in Toronto when she became a big fish in smaller pond to say LA.

    The narrative always seems to be she doesn’t have friends of her own, she is a social climber and she is unlikable. The mental gymnastics the press engage in trying to demonize this woman are exhausting.

    • ravynrobyn says:

      @ Mignionette-

      “The narrative seems to be that she doesn’t have friends of her own, she’s a social climber and she is unlikable.”

      Sounds a LOT more like Keen than Meghan…

  20. Bettyrose says:

    Been rewatching the original Roseanne sitcom on Peacock (don’t judge). Young George Clooney…dayum.

    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      Actually, I prefer post ER George Clooney from a looks point of view. I saw a rerun of Facts of Life not long ago and he appeared on that show. While he was always relatively attractive, he is someone who improved with age imo. I feel similarly about Prince Harry, who grew into his looks and at least in my opinion, is more attractive now than when in his teens and early twenties.

      • Bettyrose says:

        Sure, Facts of Life was first show I knew him from, then Roseanne. ER was his breakout into stardom but I confess he no longer did it for me looks wise on ER. I feel like he aged prematurely. He always seemed more like a distinguished older dude from that point on. (And yes I know a planet full of women disagree with me, but give be Goran Vijnic over Clooney any day!)

      • Khia says:

        Don’t forget George on Golden Girls

      • ravynrobyn says:

        @ Bettyrose-Anthony Edwards for me!

      • bettyrose says:

        ravynrobyn – Yes! I loved Dr. Green. He wasn’t hot necessarily, but loveable and definitely boyfriend material.

  21. Sarah says:

    So in the wonderful world of the BRF a ‘prime pew’ goes to the wife of a man who talks to Petty Betty about breeding horses. Yes, these people absolutely have their priorities straight.

    • mynameispearl says:

      I don’t see why its weird for a family known to be really into horses, to be great friends with the person who manages their horses.

  22. Abena Asantewaa says:

    This is the most ridiculous non- story I have ever read, and coming from the daily mail of all places! I am sure the joke is on the Lady, I am quite sure Amal and George did not trust her to start talking to her about The Sussexes. How is it possible to invite a total stranger with no connection, to your wedding, and they accept. Even before the wedding, I heard Amal gave her hairdresser’s contacts to Meghan, and was showing Meghan around London. This is another smear just to minimize Meghan in our eyes, but it is not working, just like their bogus lie about Harry and the Army. It’s all tosh!

  23. L4frimaire says:

    Hmmmm, maybe but, not sure I agree that Meghan used the wedding to get in with these people. I think if an African American woman was marrying into the royal family, Oprah was going to be there and made it happen. The Beckham’s were at the Cambridge’s wedding and have been to a few other royal weddings so why not this one, especially since Meghan wears so many of Victoria’s brand and boosted it. Also maybe Clooney was invited as a business connection. I don’t think these celebrities being there are all on Meghan and I bet some are no longer interested in her now that she has stepped back as a working royal, so who was actually benefiting from the connection?

  24. lanne says:

    So in other words, the tabloids have no new information on the Sussexes, but still want to use them to get clicks from their sorry ass commenters and bots. Got it. Don’t these people have anything better to do? Any other celebrities to discuss? Any other members of the RF to investigate like, say, a pedophile rapist who wants to come back to public service?

    I hope Meghan and Archie never set foot in the UK again.

  25. Boy says:

    Let’s not forget that George Clooney excoriated the tabloids after Lady Diana died in 97. I bet Harry would have found out about that and sought him out at some point. Thay in my view would have marked the start of thay relationship.

  26. Sadiebelle says:

    You know who’s really upset by this story? Piers Morgan. He’s eating his manly sausage roll and crying into his artisanal pint, “but, but… I knew her first!!!”

  27. Keats says:

    …. what is a bloodstock advisor and should I have one?

  28. Abena Asantewaa says:

    Rachel Johnson also wrote in addition to other unsavoury things she said about Meghan, also wrote that Meghan was from the wrong side of the tracks, and with a dreadlocked nose ringed mother, will the queen be inviting her for tea. She also suggested that, Meghan is not a girl you take home to morher. I have hated Rachel Johnson since.

  29. Nic919 says:

    Sounds like Clooney made a joke and the uptight British lady didn’t understand his humour.

    I would say Harry knew him from the connection to Jack and we know Harry was close with both Eugenie and Jack.

  30. Peet33 says:

    The part that really stood out to me is when they described George Clooney as dancing at the reception with Meghan and Kate…I think it’s pretty clear to anyone with half a brain cell that ever since that awful accident on the set of Syriana Clooney can barely walk half the time, never mind dance. He’s spoken multiple times about the impact of that on his life & whilst I’m sure he has access to all the best doctors etc, it’s pretty clear that he’s living with fairly constant pain most of the time. (I mean even in the photos above he looks as if he’s grimacing…). That being said I bet he’s still charming & a great time at a party, who cares how well he knew the couple beforehand? The self appointed ‘Mayor of Hollywood’ also knows the value of discretion & I think this ‘couple friendship’ benefits both parties equally and there’s nothing wrong with that whatsoever.

  31. Detnow359 says:

    Clooney is a big jokester. He probably said it to ge funny and see if it got legs.

  32. ABritGuest says:

    The Clooney’s spokesperson has denied this story.

  33. I'm Square says:

    In the Daily Fail comments section, someone claiming to know one of Serena Williams’s friends said Serena had only met Meghan twice before wedding and Serena was very surprised to have been invited. Reese W was apparently invited but turned it down because she’d never met H or M – so it was reported. Oprah had never met them before the wedding either. Idris Elba, Carey Mulligan, the Beckhams, etc – these apparently had connections through Charles’s charity.

    • MsIam says:

      Daily Fail comments? Right. So even though Meghan and Serena met several years before they only saw each other two times but Serena decided to go to the wedding? And even though she and Meghan only met two times, Meghan flew to London to see her play at Wimbledon “. Uh huh.

      • I'm Square says:

        Take all anon comments with a grain of salt obviously. But Serena was interviewed in the lead-up to the wedding saying she might not attend and it depended on her work schedule. You can look up all those interviews yourself.
        Correction: the commenter actually said Serena was really astounded they were being made out to be best friends in the press, not surprised at the wedding invite. Also Carey Mulligan has a connection to Harry through her hubby, who had invited Harry backstage at his concerts.

    • Shelley says:

      All lies. IN fact, Reese W. tweeted about the wedding and how happy she was to be watching it.

      • I'm Square says:

        When it comes down to it, how hard is it to explain how you met and got to know someone? Why all this mystery?

  34. SomeChick says:

    “It is claimed…” yeah, by the Daily Fail. They claim a lot of things, most of it total rubbish!

    Also, “prime pew” LOL.

  35. Chelsea says:

    This article lost me at the Beckhams. It is well know that David has been friendly with both Harry and William for years and he and Victoria attended William and Kate’s wedding too. He was also an ambassador for Harry’s Invictus Games in 2018 and flew to Australia for it. Im also prerry sure i remember Oprah saying she’s known Harry for years as well.

    The British tabloids are just cycling through their stages of grief. They were SO sure that H&M would fail and be broke, destitute, with no allies or friends, and now that H&M have so clearly proven them wrong they’re trying to say “they only got those deals because they invited celebrities to their wedding just like literally every other royal”. It’s sad honestly. They need to get over the fact Harry is not the duke of windsor running around with no direction begging the crown for an allowance. He’s got his own and because of that they cant control him. They need to move on.