Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Announced the Musical Performers at the Royal Wedding (Video)
We are now just mere weeks away from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding. With each passing day we learn more and more about the vendors who will take part in the big day, along with the guests who will attend. And, of course, today is no different.
On Tuesday, Meghan and Harry announced the performers who will be on hand for their ceremony at St George’s chapel.
According to Kensington Palace, the couple has "taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their Service." It added that the music will include "a number of well-known hymns and choral works. The music will be under the direction of James Vivian, Director of Music, St. George's Chapel."
The announcement revealed that performers at the ceremony will include the 23-boy, 12-lay clerk (those are professional adult singers, Elle explained) choir of St George's Chapel, along with 19-year-old cello prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir. Additionally, an orchestra — comprised of members from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, English Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonia — will perform with Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas.
Additionally, teen cellist Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician 2016, will play after being personally called upon by Meghan.
“I’m so excited and honored to perform at Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding," he said in a statement. "I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes! What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait!”
While the statement shares which performers will be at the public ceremony, it does not disclose who will be playing at the reception. But, if Mel B is to be believed, the Spice Girls may be making a reunion to play for Prince Harry, who is a lifelong fan.