George and Amal Clooney ‘claimed they didn’t know Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the wedding’

George and Amal Clooney confessed they didn’t know the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moments before the royal wedding, it is claimed. 

Hollywood actor George, 59, and human rights barrister Amal, 42, were among the 600 guests who witnessed Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan Markle, 39, exchange vows at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018.

In a sign of their apparent closeness to the couple, the Clooneys were given a ‘prime pew’ next to Lady Carolyn Warren, who is married to John Warren, the Queen’s bloodstock adviser, and opposite Princess Margaret’s son Viscount Linley.   

However the Clooneys reportedly told other guests they didn’t know the happy couple well at all, according to Rachel Johnson.

Hollywood actor George, 59, and human rights barrister Amal, 42, were among the 600 guests invited to witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018. The couple were given a 'prime pew' opposite the family

Hollywood actor George, 59, and human rights barrister Amal, 42, were among the 600 guests invited to witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018. The couple were given a ‘prime pew’ opposite the family

The Clooneys reportedly told other guests they didn't know the happy couple well at all, according to Rachel Johnson. Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding

The Clooneys reportedly told other guests they didn’t know the happy couple well at all, according to Rachel Johnson. Pictured, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their wedding

‘There’s a story doing the rounds that while Carolyn Bartholomew, Diana’s former flatmate, was waiting for the wedding service to start, she turned to the couple alongside her and asked how they knew Harry or Meghan,’ Johnson writes in online publication AirMail. ‘”We don’t,” the Clooneys answered brightly.’

Carolyn, who attended the wedding with husband William, is Harry’s godmother and was one of three young women who shared Diana’s Earl’s Court flat and was privy to the secret when she first met Charles.

She was given one of the best seats in the house, opposite Prince William and Prince Charles.

Johnson added there were plenty of other celebrity invitees, including Oprah Winfrey, James Corden, and David and Victoria Beckham who ‘could not possibly be old and dear friends of the bridal couple’.

Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian were seated near the Clooneys while the Beckhams, James Corden and his wife were further away. 

The Clooneys reportedly made the comment to Prince Harry's godmother Carolyn Bartholomew, who attended the wedding with husband William (pictured in 2004)

The Clooneys reportedly made the comment to Prince Harry’s godmother Carolyn Bartholomew, who attended the wedding with husband William (pictured in 2004)

George and Amal caused a stir when they arrived at the royal wedding and were among the exclusive 200-strong guest list invited to party the night away at Frogmore House. George is said to have danced with both Meghan and Kate Middleton, 39. 

There are conflicting reports about how well the Clooneys knew the couple. 

Finding Freedom, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s biography, claims the Clooneys hosted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on at least two occasions at their British home in Sonning, in Oxfordshire. 

The book adds that Harry and Meghan brought their dogs with them, and that George and Amal loved to take friends out by the lake.

Carolyn was one of three young women who shared Diana¿s Earl¿s Court flat and was privy to the secret when she first met Charles. Pictured, Diana and Carolyn at a friend's 1991 wedding

Carolyn was one of three young women who shared Diana’s Earl’s Court flat and was privy to the secret when she

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