James Corden almost sneezed at the worst time during royal wedding

Phew! James Corden nearly escaped a very awkward moment while attending the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan (nee Markle). The late-night host tried his best (and succeeded!) holding in a sneeze just as the archbishop asked the guests if there was any reason why the couple should not get married.

“The worst part of the ceremony for me was there was flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. And I get quite bad allergies if I’m in such close proximity to flowers, so for a lot of the ceremony, I just needed to sneeze,” Corden recalled during his show on Monday, May 21.

He added: “I had to do one of those internal sneezes. I think I got away with it.”

Corden attended the historic event at Windsor Castle with his wife, Julia. He said is was “quite the weekend” to be a part of.

“We had the absolute honor of being invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. It was so lovely. I’ve known Prince Harry about seven years now and it was wonderful,” he continued. “It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever been to. It was gorgeous, it was a whole affair, it was happy, it was joyous, it was uplifting.”

Corden, who reportedly emceed one of the wedding afterparties, of course did crack some jokes about the nuptials. At one point, he was caught on camera looking distraught before the ceremony began. “In my defense, what face do you make whilst you’re watching a cellist in a church?” he asked.

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Amal and George Clooney arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: Oprah Winfrey arrives at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ian West - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: David and Victoria Beckham arrive at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle for the wedding of Megan Markle and Prince Harry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: David Beckham and Victoria Beckham arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ian West - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Julia Carey and James Corden attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales marries Ms. Meghan Markle in a service at St George's Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among the guests were 2200 members of the public, the royal family and Ms. Markle's Mother Doria Ragland. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
David and Victoria Beckham (both right) talk with Sir Elton John (left) and David Furnish as they arrive in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
British actor Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. (Photo by Ian West / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read IAN WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Patrick J. Adams and wife Troian Bellisario arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Sofia Wellesley and James Blunt arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: James Blunt (right) and Sofia Wellesley arrive at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle before the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Gareth Fuller - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 19: (L-R)Abigail Spencer and Priyanka Chopra arrive at the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Cordon mingled with several of the other famous guests — including Tom Hardy, Serena Williams, Idris Elbaand George and Amal Clooney. “George Clooney was there so congratulations Harry and Meghan on your brand new Nespresso machine,” he said, referring to the actor’s new ads with the company. “I imagine that’s what he got them.”

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