Here Are All the Details About Prince’s Private, A-List Memorial Service
Prince’s private memorial service last night (May 11) in Beverly Hills, CA was an A-list affair.
Amongst the 80-90 attendees included celebrity guests like The Revolution, Dita Von Teese, Spike Lee, Eric Benet, Gwen Stefani, and many other musicians began arriving at The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater at around 6:30.
The late singer’s ex-wives Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia as well as Lee gave speeches in honor of Prince’s life and legacy, and several “moving and telling” video presentations were screened, for example when Prince won the Oscar for Purple Rain.
“It was all about the life and times of Prince,” an E! news source said. Another added, “Seeing his two ex-wives on stage was a really moving moment.”
According to E!, the men wore black suits with a single white rose pinned to their jackets and many other guests dressed in black and purple.
“It was very beautiful,” an attendee commented about the memorial, which lasted until around 10:30 pm. “Prince would’ve appreciated it.”
According to another E! source, “I don’t want to say funeral, but it felt like what you would expect what the funeral would have been like; that’s what it felt like to me.”
Stefani said, “It was amazing. I love Prince.”
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Cat Glover, a choreographer and singer who worked with Prince, told E!,
Tonight is so beautiful to see all these great celebrities and speakers and professors and musicians come together. And they’re so humble. And what they did tonight was amazing. As a matter of fact that’s why I’m out here cause I was crying. It’s just too emotional. Everything was so beautiful.
Happy, heavenly, beautiful, somber. It is a celebration. Although people may cry, we cry and we laugh but, yeah. It’s a celebration.
On how Prince would have felt about the memorial, Glover commented, “He would laugh, knowing his personality. He would laugh because he had a great personality. He would just giggle. He’d love it.”