Since leaving the Royal Family, Prince Harry’s life has undergone significant change, including an influx of celebrity friends now that he lives in Montecito. This past week, he also made a quiet gesture of support for his friend James Corden.
The Late Late Show host and Gavin & Stacey star, who has gained popularity in the US, aired his final episode on Thursday. The Duke of Sussex made a low-key off-screen appearance, and other guests included Adele, Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, and Harry Styles. As James’ time on the show was coming to an end, HELLO! can confirm that the royal attended the final taping of the show to support him.
Harry interacted with the crew and James’ family, even going into the audience to personally welcome his parents.
The Duke was seen singing along to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” during one of the commercial breaks, showing how much he enjoyed standing by his friend.
Previously, in 2021, the royal made an appearance on the program in a segment titled “Spending the Afternoon with Prince Harry.” Harry shared details of their home life and revealed that Archie’s first word was “crocodile” during the skit, as well as his decision to leave the Royal Family with Meghan Markle.
James received a text message from “Harry New” during an interview with The Sun, and the 44-year-old immediately made the joke, “Oh God, wouldn’t you just love to see these,” suggesting that Harry may have supported James’ decision to leave.
During his final show, James broke down in tears, especially when close friend Adele said that her song “I Drink Wine” was inspired by the host opening up to her about his struggles with social media.
“This song is very special to both of us,” she said. We don’t need to discuss it much, but the first verse of this, which, if I do say so myself, is some of my best writing, was motivated by a discussion that you and I had. My mood had changed as we were returning from our vacation, and for the first time I felt like I needed to hold myself responsible for simply being an adult.
“You, Jules, and the kids played such a big part in taking care of me. You used to do it humorously too… To me, you have always been an adult. You were always advising me.
Adele continued, “It was work stuff, and the internet. James seemed depressed during the drive home. They had a conversation where he admitted to feeling depressed. It made me reflect on the fact that you’ve always been that way—since I was 21—and that’s why I felt so unsafe around you. Later, I wrote this when I went into the studio. “That’s exactly how I was feeling,” you responded.