Idris Elba not only had the honor of attending the royal wedding of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry, he was also given the unique opportunity to hang up their reception.

The British actor, 46, revealed to BBC Radio 1Xtra that the royal couple’s guests danced the night away thanks to Meghan Markle calling out the tunes.

“Meghan sent me a playlist,” said Elba.

The Sexiest Man Alive, however, stayed with the selected Jams Mama. When asked to reveal songs played at the reception, Elba said reluctantly: “Ask Meghan and Harry.”

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He revealed that the Duchess contained some of her Californian roots. “There was a little west coast on it,” he said and led the interviewer to talk about Dr. Dre or Tupac Shakur to speculate.

But it looks like we never know if Queen Elizabeth II was Dr. Dres “Nuthin ‘But AG Thang” or Shakur’s “California Love” cut a carpet because Elba did not want to confirm the songs.

“I’m not going to publish your business like that, it’s not fair,” said Elba.

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception hosted by the Prince of Wales at Frogmore House on Saturday 19 May 2018.

But no worry. He unveiled a song everyone loved: 1987 Whitney Houston’s hit “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.

Elba – who plays a battered DJ in his forties trying to regain his younger fame on Netflix “Turn Up Charlie” – has had other gigs (such as this year’s Coachella Music Festival) but none since the royal affair in May 2018 was so big.

“You had the appearance every DJ wanted,” said the radio host, referring to the reception after Harry and Meghan’s wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, England.

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Speaking of weddings, Elba recently had its own. The actor married model Sabrina Dhowre during a three-day ceremony in Morocco in April.

“It was one of the most beautiful three days of our lives. We tried for a while to prepare this wedding and wanted to have our entire family connection,” said Elba.

He continued, “We both have big families and a network of friends. We brought everyone together, flew to Morocco and had a great time.”

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