Royals James Corden Was Battling Allergies at the Royal Wedding: I 'Needed to Sneeze' During Ceremony While the lucky guests at the royal wedding were enjoying the beauty of the day, James Corden was focused on not letting a sneeze ruin a quiet moment By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 22, 2018 08:51 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire While the lucky guests at the royal wedding were taking in the beauty of the day, James Corden was focused on not letting a sneeze ruin a quiet moment. The host reflected on his exciting weekend on The Late Late Show, Monday, after being one of the 600 attendees to witness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows in person at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday. However, the ornate flower arrangements almost led to Corden accidentally objecting to the couple’s marriage. “The worst part of the ceremony for me was there was flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen. And I get quite bad allergies if I’m in such close proximity to flowers, so for a lot of the ceremony, I just needed to sneeze,” he explained. “Right at the point when the archbishop was saying, ‘If anyone knows of any reason…’ and I was like, ‘Please don’t sneeze. Please don’t sneeze.’ ” Luckily, Corden was able to control his impulse. “I had to do one of those internal sneezes,” he recalled. “I think I got away with it.” Watch our full special, Meghan and Harry – a Fairy-Tale Wedding, on PeopleTV, now available on PeopleTV.com and on your favorite streaming device. The sniffles also may have contributed to Corden’s somber expression during the ceremony. “In my defense, what face do you make whilst you’re watching a cellist in a church?” he asked while showing a photo of his grimace. What It Was Really Like to Attend the Royal Wedding — As Told By the Lucky Guests Themselves RELATED VIDEO: Harry and Meghan’s Love Story No matter what his face may have said, Corden couldn’t have been more thrilled to be part of the fairy tale affair. “It was so lovely. I’ve known Prince Harry about seven years now and it was wonderful,” the TV personality gushed. “It was one of the most beautiful ceremonies I’ve ever been to. It was gorgeous, it was a whole affair, it was happy, it was joyous, it was uplifting.” REX/Shutterstock Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Corden and his wife, Julia Carey, were among a handful of celebrities invited to the wedding. Oprah Winfrey also attended, along with Priyanka Chopra, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and several of Meghan’s Suits costars, including Gina Torres, Abigail Spencer, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman. Chopra celebrated her close pal’s big day with a sweet message on Instagram. “Every once in a while there is a moment when time stands still,” she wrote alongside a slide show of images from the wedding. “That happened today.” “You my friend.. were the epitome of grace, love and beauty. Every choice made at this wedding by you both will go down in history, not just because it was your wedding but because this incredible wedding stood for change and hope. Both things that the world needs desperately,” she continued.