Florida Georgia Line are true princes in CMT Awards royal wedding spoof

Just wait until you see who plays the queen!
by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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The CMT Awards are always full of surprises and superstars; after all, they are the crowning achievement for many a country artist.

But on Wednesday night, the royal treatment the musicians are used to getting turned a bit more literal — as the show kicked off with a hilarious parody of the recent nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, complete with super enthusiastic media coverage!

It was, of course, hilarious: Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley showed up in a horse-drawn carriage (Trace Adkins sat in as coachman) dressed in full regalia as Prince William and Prince Harry.

"Brother, I feel a little bit posh," said Kelley in the sketch. "And I like it!"

Florida Georgia Line as William and Harry
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard are totally posh, and they like it!@CMT/Twitter

"Indeed," answered Hubbard, putting on a fake British accent and noting that Kelley was looking a lot like William.

Kelley couldn't deny it; he took off his head to show a fake bald head ringed with a fringe of blond hair.

But they weren't the only country stars to slip into unexpected roles; Little Big Town put on sober suits and smiles to sit behind a news correspondent desk that seemed kind of familiar ...

Little Big Town as the parody roayl wedding anchors
Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet) cover all the "royal wedding" craziness.@CMT/Twitter

Well, the TODAY anchors had much more colorful outfits, at least!

Megyn Kelly, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Keir Simmons for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle
Megyn Kelly, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker and Keir Simmons covered the wedding for TODAY.Nathan Congleton/TODAY

In addition, Blake Shelton popped up as a news anchor; Kelsea Ballerini showed up among a "shipload" of happy bachelorette party attendees; Jake Owen, Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi strolled down the street in pink shirts ... and then the queen showed up.

Darius Rucker as Queen Elizabeth II
Darius Rucker is mighty fetching as Queen Elizabeth II.@CMT/Twitter

That is, Darius Rucker as Queen Elizabeth II, dressed in a yellow and floral outfit, topped by a matching hat with a large purple feather.

"I said I wanted to cover Queen, not be the queen," he told the camera.

Yes, but he totally had the royal wave down pat. And he apparently stayed in royal garb during the ceremony. We admire his dedication to the role!

Darius Rucker attends 2018 CMT Music Awards
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