From The Crown to Meghan Markle video call: Best Moments from Prince Harry's afternoon with James Corden

James Corden was Prince Harry's LA tour guide in a fun afternoon segment where the duo spoke candidly about Meghan Markle, Archie and The Queen. Watch the video below.
From The Crown to Meghan Markle video call: Best Moments from Prince Harry's afternoon with James Corden
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Given that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's permanent move to their Santa Barbara mansion in Los Angeles happened in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, James Corden took it upon himself to give Harry a proper tour of LA. In a fun segment for The Late Late Show with James Corden, Harry spent the afternoon with the British talk show host as they took a tour bus to take in the LA beauty, including checking out some celebrity homes.

Their tour included visiting The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion but not before having their afternoon tea on the open-top bus with the refreshments actually toppling on top of Harry due to the moving bus. Harry's charming wit was a definitive highlight during the entire segment as he gelled amicably with Corden's humorous personality. Harry also didn't shy away from covering topics like his views on The Crown and his and Meghan's decision to step back from their royal roles.

Check out the best moments from Prince Harry's afternoon with James Corden below:

Addressing his views on The Crown

While touring the luxurious streets of LA, James couldn't help but ask Harry how he felt about The Crown, which is based on his famous family. "They don’t pretend to be news. It’s fictional, but it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate... It gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that. I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself because it’s the difference between… that is obviously fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news. I have a real issue with that," Harry shared honestly.

Video call with Meghan Markle

While visiting The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mansion, Harry met the owners as James tried to convince him to buy the house from them. Harry even visited the washroom which left Corden baffled while the latter got on a call with Meghan to convince her to buy the house. Meghan even quipped how the family has done enough moving for now while asking Haz, her nickname for Harry, how his LA tour was going. James brought up the Haz nickname stating how he wasn't aware of it while Harry joked that Corden is not his wife.

The Queen's special Christmas gift for Archie

Harry's beaming 'dad' smile while talking about Archie was especially endearing as he revealed how his son is hysterical and has the most amazing personality. Harry also revealed that Archie's been putting 3-4 words together and singing songs while his first word was 'crocodile'. "Interesting. My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Megh said a waffle maker. She sent us a waffle maker for Archie," Harry recounted. James was left baffled with the prospect of The Queen sending a waffle maker as a Christmas present while Harry also spoke about how his grandparents know how to use Zoom well. However, Prince Philip would just shut the laptop off instead of leaving the meeting.

Discussing the reason for stepping back from royal roles

Addressing the elephant in the room, James asked Harry what led him to the decision of walking away from the royal family, to which Harry clarified, "It was never walking away. It was stepping back rather than stepping down," and added, "It was a really difficult environment, as I think, a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like. And it was destroying my mental health. I was like, 'This is toxic.' So, I did what any husband and what any father would do is like, 'I need to get my family out of here.' But we never walked away. And as far as I'm concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away. I will always be contributing, but my life is public service, so wherever I am in the world, it's going to be the same thing."

Partaking in military-style obstacle course

As a gift to Harry, James organised a military-style obstacle course which led to some hilarious turn of events. At one point, as Harry tried to pump up Corden, the talk show host yelled at him to not talk to him as if he were talking to his dog or even Archie. Harry quipped back that Archie would probably not take assistance from the ladder like James during one of the obstacles. We also see some spotlight shedding on Harry's military background as he aced every obstacle with ease and showed off his strength.

Check out Prince Harry and James Corden's LA afternoon below:

How we wish to have been a part of Prince Harry and James Corden's LA tour!

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Which was your favourite moment from Prince Harry's afternoon with James Corden? Share your picks with Pinkvilla in the comments section below.

Anonymous 2 months ago

All of it awful. Disgusting!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

He should have married to priyanka chopra, Miss world . She would have not left the palace