Now that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has given birth to royal baby number three, all eyes are back on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s imminent wedding.
With further details of the day coming to light, we’ve been let in on another aspect of the wedding – the music.
Kensington Palace released details of the choices on Tuesday April 24th and it looks like there are no Spice Girls in sight.
The first announcement was that of musical director, James Vivian, followed by the announcement that cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason would also be playing on the day.
Sheku has garnered plenty of attention since the announcement, with the 19-year-old telling The Telegraph that he was personally asked by Meghan Markle herself.
“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,” he told the publication. “What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait!”
Sheku first made headlines when won the BBC Young Musician award in 2016. He has since played a number of shows, but caught Prince Harry’s attention in 2017 at an event for the Halo Foundation in London.
Other musical choices include Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, with the Palace saying, “both Prince Harry and Ms Markle have taken a great interest and care in choosing the music for their service, which will include a number of well-known hymns and choral works.”