Why George Clooney and Elton John were seated separately at royal wedding

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

All eyes were on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, but those who also stole the show were the slew of celebrity guests in attendance including George and Amal Clooney, Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, David and Victoria Beckham and more.

However, it appeared some celebrities got the true royal treatment getting prime royal wedding viewing in the “posh seats” and some were relegated to the back of the church.

George and Amal, Oprah and Serena Williams all scored some of the best seats in the house, but Elton, the Beckhams, Meghan’s Suits co-stars and other celebs were all back in the nave of St. George’s Chapel.

George and Amal Clooney stole the show at the royal wedding. Source: Getty
Elton John and husband David Furnish were sat up at the back. Source: Getty

It didn’t go unnoticed by many people on Twitter.




So it begs the question: why?

The majority of people sat in the front of the chapel were royal family members, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, close friends of both Harry and Meghan and a few celebs – Oprah, Serena and George and Amal.

George and Amal had prime seating. Source: Getty

It is known Serena is an extremely close friend of Meghan’s, with the former actress previously describing her as her “bestie”.

As for Oprah, George and Amal, one Twitter user put it down to their contribution to charity, particularly their “longstanding activism/concern about Africa”.


Oprah has also recently become quite close with Meghan’s mother Doria, according to The Sun.

Oprah Winfrey also scored an amazing seat at the wedding. Source: Getty

The 64-year-old is hoping to snag a tell-all interview with Doria.

“Oprah and Doria spent a long time chatting and they got on really well,” a source told the outlet.

Meghan apparently also shares a close bond with Amal.

The pair struck up a friendship following Meghan’s relocation to the UK, the Daily Mail reports.

However, the Beckhams have always been close to Harry and brother Prince William as has Elton. The singer was very close with their late mother Princess Diana.

Elton was seated with the Beckhams up the back of the chapel. Source: Getty

Who knows. Maybe it was simply a case of who was considered more A-list and who would look better on camera…

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