Celebrities Who Attended the Royal Wedding

Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and Priyanka Chopra, Oh My!

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With Prince Harry's regal social status and Meghan Markle's former acting career, it's no surprise that the pair's royal wedding would see its fair share of A-listers, especially considering Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 nuptials also garnered quite the elite guest list. The pair did differ from their royal wedding predecessor, however, by limiting (by royal standards) their guest list to a cool 600, unfortunately meaning that not every celebrity pal of the newlyweds could land an invite (sorry, Rihanna).

As much as we would have loved to see the Obamas (or even Prince Louis, for that matter) dressed in their best at St. George's Chapel, we certainly had plenty of other celebrity wedding attendants to fawn over for outfit inspiration/to manifest our extreme jealousy. In no particular order, we rounded up the most noteworthy royal wedding guests from this fairytale–worthy ceremony to further add to your wedding envy.

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Oprah Winfrey

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What's a celebration without Oprah Winfrey? She was the first to arrive at Windsor, wearing a Stella McCartney pale pink dress suit. Two nights ago, Winfrey arrived in London where it was rumored that she’s planning a big interview with Markle's mom, Doria Ragland. Apparently, Oprah had a dress emergency yesterday, because the one she was intending to wear, "she thought was a little too white," according to ET.

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Idris Elba

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Idris Elba arrived first with his fiancé, Sabrina Dhowre, alongside Winfrey.

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James Blunt

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British singer James Blunt has arrived on the scene.

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Nacho Figueras

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Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras has arrived.

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David and Victoria Beckham

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English soccer player, David Beckham, and his wife, British pop singer, Victoria Beckham, arrived at Windsor together, looking incredible as usual. Victoria wore a navy blue frock, similar to the one she wore at Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2011 nuptials.

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Serena Williams

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Serena Williams arrived at the royal wedding with husband, Alexis Ohanian, wearing a stunning pink Versace dress. The tennis champ boasted an instant connection with Markle after meeting in 2014, and she even offered some sage advice prior to the wedding. Just as Markle has cheered on the athlete throughout the U.S. and Australian Opens, Williams was able to return the favor as Markle married into the royal family. Williams even skipped playing in the Italian Open tournament in Rome over the weekend in order to attend the ceremony.

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George and Amal Clooney

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The couple, who had their own wedding of practically royal proportions in 2014, made the guest list cut, with Amal unsurprisingly sporting a head-turning bright yellow dress. The duo also didn't have to travel far—they currently live 30 minutes away from St. George's Chapel.

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James Cordon

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Talk show host, James Cordon, and his wife have arrived at the royal wedding.

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Elton John

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Despite questioning whether he would receive an invitation, Elton John, fortunately, didn't cancel his concerts over the wedding weekend for naught. John, who had maintained a close friendship with the late Princess Diana, attended the ceremony and was also invited to William and Kate's wedding. The singer/songwriter was one of the first people Harry confided in when he originally fell in love with Markle.

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Chelsey Davy

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What would a wedding be without an ex-girlfriend or two among the guests? Prince Harry's former long-term was rumored to be invited back in January, and it turns out the reports were correct. But, it makes sense considering Davy and Prince Harry have still remained close friends following their split in 2011.

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Pippa Middleton

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It's a royal family affair! Kate Middleton's sister, who is currently expecting, obviously received an invite to this royal wedding. And, just as she almost upstaged her sister when she wed Prince William, Pippa similarly stole the show in a dress by the Fold.

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Gina Torres

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Among the 25 Suits cast members who received royal wedding invitations, Gina Torres, who plays Jessica Pearson on the paralegal drama, made the cut. Co-stars Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman also attended to support the bride.

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Sarah Rafferty

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Sarah Rafferty, Meghan's co-star on Suits, was joined by her husband, Santtu Seppälä, at the royal wedding.

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Rick Hoffman

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Meghan's Suits co-star, who plays Louis Litt on the drama, was spotted at the royal wedding. He previously told the Today Show when he learned about the bride's royal relationship. “I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ It was, like, both of us in the trailer, like, ‘You’re dating a prince.' I was like, ‘Take it slow, be careful, don’t let him hurt you.’”

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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York

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Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, has arrived at the wedding. She is the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario

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It wouldn't be Markle's IRL wedding without her on-screen husband. Sources originally confirmed that Markle's former Suits co-star, who also left the show following its seventh season, had RSVP'd "yes" earlier in the month, along with about 25 other cast members. Adams had even brainstormed the perfect wedding gift for his TV bride, so naturally, he had to be in attendance on the big day. His wife, Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario, was his plus-one. Adams wore a Canali tie and suit.

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Priyanka Chopra and Abigail Spencer

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Suits co-star, Abigail Spencer, and close friend and actress, Priyanka Chopra, have arrived at the royal wedding. Chopra, who has known the recent bride for three years, referred to Markle in a Time essay as "a princess for the people" and defended the 36-year-old actress as much more than just "Prince Harry's girlfriend." Although Markle decided not to have a maid of honor in her bridal party, we're sure Chopra would have been in the running otherwise. Chopra stunned in a lavender made-to-measure suit by Vivienne Westwood. The suit had been handcrafted in Westwood’s London atelier especially for the occasion in a light heather gray summer tweed, with a soft pearlescent sheen.

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Jacinda Barrett and Gabriel Macht

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Married to Markle's former Suits boss, Jacinda Barrett, who has also appeared on the paralegal drama, attended the wedding with her husband, Gabriel Macht. Days before the wedding, Barrett posted a photo in London on Instagram, implying that she had flown across the pond for the nuptials.

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Jessica Mulroney

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This planner, stylist, and close comrade of the bride actually helped Meghan pick out her dress and plan the wedding itself, so an invitation seems fair compensation. Mulroney's four-year-old daughter, Ivy, and seven-year-old twin sons, Brian and John, also got to participate in the wedding as a bridesmaid and page boys, respectively.

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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice

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Given her familial ties to Prince Harry (the two are cousins), Eugenie and Beatrice's attendance was a no-brainer. The sisters sported quite the bold fascinators for Prince William's wedding, but stuck to simpler headpieces this time around. Eugenie is also set to tie the knot this fall in yet another royal wedding, so we hope she gained some planning inspiration.

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Doria Ragland

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Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, has arrived at the ceremony, wearing custom Oscar de la Renta, along with her daughter in a carriage.

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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

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Prince Harry's father and his wife entered the ceremony.

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Queen Elizabeth II

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Her Royal Highness has arrived at the wedding.

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