10 A-listers who are BFFs with British royals, from Cara Delevingne’s ‘drunk texts’ to Prince Harry, to Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ Uber pool with Princess Beatrice

Princess Diana was pals with Tom Hanks, while Prince Harry has Tom Hardy and Michelle Obama in his social circle ... so which other British royals are friends with celebrities? Photos: @Space_Lectures; @TomHardyDaily; @freepeeper/Twitter

While most of us could only dream of striking up a friendship with the British royals, if you’re an A-list celebrity, the chances of you rubbing shoulders with UK’s most famous family might not be so slim.

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Prince Harry and Michelle Obama

Prince Harry and Michelle Obama. Photo: @michelleobama/Instagram
We all know that Prince Harry is a pretty amiable guy (excepting the occasional snippy comment to reporters). And whenever we see former US first lady Michelle Obama in interviews, she comes across as really down-to-earth. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that these two are pretty tight.

They have a friendship that goes back to at least 2013 – Harry visited the White House in 2013 and 2015. He was also on hand at Kensington Palace to welcome Barack and Michelle Obama. In 2016, though, the pair bonded over Harry’s Invictus Games, which were held in Orlando, Florida. Who could forget that hilarious video of the challenge between the Obamas and the Windsors featuring the queen?

Check out the rapport between them in a Good Morning America interview below:

A year later, in 2017, Harry was in Chicago for the inaugural summit of the Obama Foundation. On that visit, he and Michelle even managed to pull off a surprise trip to talk with 20 students from Hyde Park Academy.

Prince Charles and Rod Stewart

Prince Charles, Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster at the Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store opening in 2013. Photo: @maurapetzolt/Pinterest

This friendship goes way back. Almost 20 years ago Rod Stewart and his wife, Penny Lancaster, became ambassadors of the Prince’s Trust charity. And in fact, when Stewart was awarded his Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007, it was Prince Charles who presented it to him. The Sailing singer also performed at the Prince of Wales’ 60th birthday, which was hosted by Camilla Parker Bowles at Charles’ Highgrove Estate.

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Prince Harry and Cara Delevingne – and Margot Robbie?

Prince Harry with Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie. Photo: @CortneyW96/Twitter
We can only imagine the shenanigans these three get up to when they are together. There were rumours years ago – before the Meghan Markle era – that Prince Harry and Delevingne were dating, but as we now know, that turned out to be all talk.
However, another friend of Delevingne and the Duke of Sussex, Suicide Squad actress Margot, once told the Daily Star in an interview that Delevingne “drunk texts” Harry on occasion. We wonder what Meghan makes of that?

Princess Beatrice, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis and Princess Beatrice. Photo: @AshtonKUpdates/Twitter

This friendship sorta came out of left field, to be frank. Princess Beatrice reportedly met the couple through an ex-boyfriend of hers, Dave Clark. Beatrice, Clark, Kunis and Kutcher all attended the Mexican wedding of a mutual friend of theirs in 2015, just weeks after celebrating Kunis’ 32nd birthday. The four even shared an Uber ride on that occasion!

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Prince William and Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne and Prince William at school together. Photo: Pinterest

Who knew that Prince William and Eddie Redmayne actually attended the prestigious Eton College together, and even played on the same rugby team? Redmayne and the Duke of Cambridge are only five months apart in age, and so were in the same year.

The Fantastic Beasts star has spoken about the two playing rugby together, saying on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen: “I always felt a bit sorry for him, because basically any school you played, all they wanted to do was tackle Prince William and they could say, ‘I tackled Prince William’.”

Prince Harry and Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy and Prince Harry. Photo: @TomHardyFriends/Twitter

We’re definitely getting the sense that Prince Harry might be the friendliest royal. Before Tom Hardy turned up at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, few people knew that Hardy and the duke were mates. The Capone star confirmed he kept the friendship on the down low, telling Esquire that it was a matter that was “deeply private”.

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Princess Diana, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Princess Diana meeting Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Ron Howard. Photo: @PrinceHRHGeorge/Twitter
The late Diana, Princess of Wales, was known to be an outgoing person, and her friendship circles stretched to both sides of the Atlantic. Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson and Diana were close, and were often spotted chatting at movie premieres. Hanks was even invited to Diana’s funeral in 1997, where he was snapped alongside fellow Hollywood mourners like Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg.
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