James Corden explains ‘resting royal wedding face’ during ceremony

The talk show host almost caused a major disruption

Sabrina Barr
Tuesday 22 May 2018 20:08 BST
James Corden on 'resting royal face'

The royal wedding seemed like the pinnacle of perfection when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were married at St George’s Chapel on Saturday.

However, according to talk show host James Corden, he had to work hard to prevent a major disruption from interrupting the proceedings.

It all relates to the expression that could be seen on Corden’s face during the ceremony, which many on social media pointed out as being particularly sombre for such a happy occasion.

As it turns out, Corden had been trying to subtly stop himself from sneezing as a result of the extravagant floral display.

“The worst part of the ceremony for me is there were flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen.” he explained on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

“I get quite bad allergies if I’m in such close proximity to flowers, so for a lot of the ceremony I just needed to sneeze.”

However, that wasn’t the worst of it. In addition to having to sneeze throughout the ceremony, Corden also revealed that he almost succumbed to his allergies during the crucial moment when the congregation is asked if anyone objects to the union.

Luckily, Corden was able to do what he described as one of those “internal sneezes” and Prince Harry and Meghan were married without a hiccup in sight.

Corden, who was also seen prior to the nuptials greeting actor Idris Elba while the Luther star was in conversation with tennis player Serena Williams, praised the wedding for its inclusivity, which he believes reflected the personalities of the newlyweds.

“It was the most wonderful and inclusive service, it really was,” he said.

“I was proud to be British on that day. It was a modern, forward-thinking couple having the exact ceremony that they wanted and they brought Britain and the world together for a happy occasion. I was so happy to be there.”

In April, a mother revealed on Mumsnet that a couple whose wedding she was due to attend had requested that their guests take piriton before the summer ceremony in order to prevent an outbreak of allergic reactions.

“What is it about weddings that turn people into control freaks?!” she wrote.

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