Meghan and Harry gave Idris Elba an unusual wedding gift

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ICYMI Idris Elba wed fiancée Sabrina Dhowre this weekend in a lavish 3-day ceremony in Morocco. The bride wore custom Vera Wang, and the groom a bespoke Ozwald Boateng suit, and celebrity guests included Christian Louboutin, Stormzy and Maya Jama amongst others. Even Diana Ross was rumoured to have attended.

However two famous faces who weren't in attendance were none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who couldn't make it due to the Duchess' imminent due date. Idris and Sabrina had attended the Royal wedding last year, so we're sure they would've been on the guest list.

That doesn't mean the couple forgot about the big event though, as they did send over a rather unusual wedding gift, reported to be worth £7,000.

According to the Mail on Sunday, they gifted the Avengers actor and his wife with a painting by the Connor Brothers, who were first thought to be American twins 'brought up within a secretive & highly controversial cult known as ‘The Family’'. However this turned out to be a hoax and they are in fact two British artists.

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The print is in the style of 50s film noir posters, and features a blonde woman looking over her shoulder, with the tagline, 'Why fit in when you were born to stand out?' painted underneath her.

It's clearly a personal and thoughtful gift, and the artists might well be favourites of Idris'. He has been friends with Prince Harry for years, and even did a DJ set at his wedding. The actor even credits Prince Charles' charity The Prince's Trust for changing his life, as it gave him the grant he needed to study music and theatre at the age of 16.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

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