Stars Shine At Royal Wedding

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April 29, 2011 | 7:35am EST

Stars from the world of movies, music, and sport brought a touch of showbiz glamour to Britain’s royal wedding on Friday.
Close pals of Prince William and Kate Middleton, including Sir Elton John, soccer ace David Beckham and his wife Victoria, and film director Guy Ritchie, were in attendance at Westminster Abbey to witness the nuptials.

Among the 1,900 guests at the service were an array of famous faces, including singer Joss Stone, funnyman Rowan Atkinson, and Prince Harry’s on/off girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

Los Angeles Galaxy star Beckham was proudly sporting his Order of the British Empire medal on the lapel of his sombre grey bespoke Ralph Lauren suit, while his singer-turned-fashion designer wife Victoria wore a dress from her own collection teamed with a Philip Treacy hat.

Before the proceedings began, the couple was seen laughing and chatting to Snatch director Ritchie as other guests filed into the venue.

Sir Elton and his partner David Furnish became the first civil partnership couple to attend a British royal wedding when they arrived shortly before 10am local time. The Rocket Man smiled at cheering well-wishers as he strode into the abbey wearing a bespoke Richard James morning suit. Furnish was wearing a bespoke suit by Henry Paul.

Other well-known guests at the nuptials included British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, and socialite/TV presenter Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who looked elegant in an eye-catching electric blue dress and Stephen Jones hat.