13 Celebrities Who Are BFFs With Members of the Royal Family
Most people think of royals as having their own circle of friends and acquaintances and rarely mingle with commoners. This is not always the case, however. Royals, like all adults, require between 3 and 5 friends and, occasionally, a celebrity is among these friends.
The Bright Side team has compiled the most outstanding friendships between celebrities and royalty for you.
1. Elton John and Princess Diana
Princess Diana and Elton John were well-known friends. In her eulogy, the music legend performed Candle in the Wind. Moreover, he participated in the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy to honor her memory in 2017.
2. James Corden and Prince Harry
Prince Harry and TV host James Corden have been friends for almost a decade. Their friendship has been strengthened since both pals moved with their family from the UK to Los Angeles. As a token of friendship, Prince Harry, who is media-avoidant, agreed to do a 17-min interview with James Corden.
3. David Beckham and Prince William
David Beckham and Prince William have been friends for many years. David and his wife Victoria Beckham attended his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 and that of his brother Prince Harry to Meghan Markle in 2018. The pals met several times, like while they were working on London’s Olympic bid. The English former soccer player described his relationship with the prince as a “normal friendship.”
4. Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana
Rare are the people who know about the friendship of these 2 British icons: Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen, and Diana, Princess of Wales. The friendship between these 2 has remained undocumented probably because there is no picture of them together. It’s hard to tell when they first met but they probably met each other after her engagement to Prince Charles was revealed or after her marriage.
5. Ellie Goulding and Kate Middleton
Ellie Goulding is friends with several royals, one of whom is Kate Middleton. The singer performed at her historical royal wedding to Prince William in 2011. Goulding sent Kate Middleton well-wishes when she was expecting her second child, noting that she is good friends with the royal couple and that she might meet them that week depending on how the Duchess of Cambridge was feeling.
6. Ellie Goulding and Princess Eugenie
Another friend of the English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding is Princess Eugenie. We don’t know when or how their friendship began but we know how strong their bond is. They attended each other’s wedding and motherhood has brought them closer. Rumors say the royal member arranged Ellie Goulding and her husband Caspar Jopling’s meeting.
7. Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Albert II of Monaco
Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince Albert of Monaco are friends. Even though they seem to have nothing in common, the Titanic star and Albert II share a love for the environment. To make the world a cleaner place, they attended a charity gala to raise money and awareness for environmental issues.
8. Nicole Kidman and Queen Rania
Nicole Kidman struck up a friendship with the Queen Consort of Jordan, Queen Rania Al Abdullah. According to reports, they met at a luncheon, became best friends immediately, and have remained so ever since.
9. Lady Gaga and Prince Harry
Lady Gaga and Prince Harry united to erase the stigma that surrounds talking about mental health, which is when their friendship began. They teamed up to encourage people to speak about mental health issues.
10. Reese Witherspoon and Kate Middleton
Reese Witherspoon and Kate Middleton crossed paths during a tour of Los Angeles in 2011. Their friendship was taken to the next level when Kate invited Reese to her wedding to Prince William that same year. Their friendship has flourished and recently the Duchess of Cambridge sent the Legally Blonde star’s son, Tennessee, a birthday present.
11. Tom Hanks and Princess Diana
Tom Hanks and Princess Diana met multiple times, one of which was at the London premiere of Apollo 13 in 1995. Tom Hanks also mourned Diana’s death and attended her funeral among other fellow celebrity friends.
12. Angelina Jolie and Duchess Camilla
Angelina Jolie and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, developed a friendship around the time when Jolie was filming Maleficent 2. The fact that Jolie was living in the UK helped nourish their friendship and strengthen their bond.
13. Rihanna and Prince Harry
During Prince Harry’s Caribbean tour in 2016, he met Rihanna at the Toast to the Nation event in her native Barbados where they hit it off immediately. They talked for hours, took HIV tests live on television to raise awareness, and went to a concert afterward.
Which celebrity or royal would you like to have as your BFF? Would you rather befriend a celebrity or a member of the royal family? Let us know in the comments!