‘Prince Harry is incredibly brave’ – James Corden
On the topic of which James, famously, has become pals with the Duke of Sussex and his actress wife.
In something of a televisual coup, last February Harry appeared atop a double decker bus to be interviewed by the 43-year-old comic.
In the segment, Harry rapped to the Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air theme tune, FaceTimed Meghan and swore while being driven around Los Angeles, drinking cups of tea.
Within minutes, clips of their cosy chat had gone viral.
James and his wife, Julia Carey, who have three kids, Carey, Max and Charlotte, live just 90 minutes from Harry and Meghan’s sprawling Montecito mansion.
So do the quartet socialise? Has he been round to the couple’s £11million home?
“I have”, he says. “It was more a sort of play date scenario [with the kids]. Then we went out for dinner after, it was lovely. Obviously I’m not telling you any more. Obviously.”
He continues: “Look, I’m a huge fan of both of them. Obviously I know Harry better than I know Meghan but I think it’s really hard to judge, or be judgmental.”
Corden added: “I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for Harry, and anyone who has been around him and spent time with him would feel exactly the same way.
“I think he is a devoted and loving husband and father and I think what they have done [in turning away from royal life] is incredibly brave and I’ll always be in their corner.
“I have nothing but admiration and respect for them. I think it’s impossible to judge any of it really.”
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