While we don’t have any photographs from inside Meghan Markleand Prince Harry’s wedding reception—which took place in May of last year—a few intriguing reported details have emerged since the glam event.
Also reported after the fact: wedding guest Idris Elba—who, in addition to his acting career, works as a D.J., even playing a set at Coachella this past year—served as the reception’s D.J.. While we didn’t hear much more about it than that, we now—more than a year later—finally have a bit more information about Elba’s role in the wedding festivities.
Talking with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Elba was asked about the wedding night, and his role. He told the hosts that Meghan sent him some suggested tunes in advance of the evening (which is standard fare for brides and grooms, of course, but still quite fun to think about).
Elba shared, “Meghan sent me a playlist with some bare tunes on it.”
When asked what songs Meghan may have included, he said, “There was some West Coast on it.” (Meghan, of course, hails from California, where her mother still lives.) He would not expand further, though, when pressed if, by “West Coast,” he meant rappers like Tupac or Dr. Dre, he played coy. ”I’m not gonna put their business out there like that, that’s not fair,” he said. “Ask Meghan and Harry.” We half-expected the hosts to ask for the royal couple’s cell phone numbers at this point in the conversation, but that was the end of the Royal Wedding discussion.
Meghan—whose first dance with Harry was reportedly to Whitney Houston’s “I Want To Dance With Somebody”—maintained a lifestyle blog, The Tig, before she met Harry, where she would regularly post playlists, tied to season or mood or vibe. Meghan, perhaps consider dropping a link to the wedding playlist on Spotify in the Sussex Royal Instagram Stories?! It is the mid-summer energizing pick-me-up we need.