James Corden has praised Prince Harry as a devoted husband and father and revealed that their children play dates together.
The chat show host, 43, has befriended Harry and his wife Meghan Markle and lives just an hour and a half away from the couple’s sprawling mansion in Montecito, California.
Talking to the sunJames revealed that he and his wife, Julia Carey, have been to dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children are also spending time together.
Praise: James Corden praised Prince Harry as a devoted husband and father and revealed that their children play dates together (pictured in May 2022)
When asked if he has gone to the couple’s £11m home, James said: ‘I did. It was kind of a play history scenario [with the kids]. Then we went out to dinner afterwards, which was great.
James and Julia are parents to children Max, 11, Carrie, seven, and Charlotte, four, while Prince Harry and Megan Archie, three, and Lillibet, 11 months, share.
Harry previously appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show shortly after he moved to Los Angeles with Meghan.
Adding that he knows Harry better than Meghan, James said he finds it difficult to “judge” the couple, apparently referring to their decision to step down as senior members of the royal family and move to the United States.
Friends: The chat show host, 43, has become friends with Harry and his wife Meghan Markle and lives just an hour and a half from the couple’s sprawling mansion in Montecito, California
He said, “I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Harry, and anyone who has been around him and spent time with him will feel exactly the same way.
I think he is a devoted and loving husband and father and I think what they did [in turning away from royal life] Incredibly brave and I will always be in their corner.
Although he left his CBS chat show in 2023, James said he also admires Prince William and Kate Middleton and would like to have them as guests, but added that he does not keep them. [his] same’.
James and his wife, Julia, plan to move to the United Kingdom after the time he spent on his CBS show is over.
Colleagues: Harry previously appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show shortly after moving to Los Angeles with Meghan.
James said, ‘I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Harry, and anyone who’s been around and spent time with him will feel exactly the same way’
The comedian said they will start looking for a temporary home when he returns to London next month.
The star also said he would be open to hosting another chat show in the future but thought it would be ‘strange’ to do something similar to The Late Late Show.
James said he never wanted the show to feel like it was out of date and hoped there were still other things for him to do.
James promised to “go out with a bang” as he informed fans of his decision to step down as host of The Late Late Show.
Homecoming: James and his wife Julia plan to move to the UK after their time on CBS shows (pictured May 2022) is over
James said the show “changed my life” and promised that there would be “a lot of tears” when his tenure ended.
“Seven and a half years ago I started hosting this show and there’s no other way to put it, it changed my life,” he said.
I’ve never seen it as my final destination, and I never want this show to overstay its welcome, I love presenting it and I really think a year from now would be a good time to go ahead and see what happens there. “
He added, “We are all determined to make this year the best year we have ever seen… We will come out strong.
“The fact that you’re watching this… all over the world… is an absolute privilege for me and everyone doing this show.”
End of an era: James said the show has “changed my life” and promised there will be “a lot of tears” when his tenure is over