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Royal Wedding Music – Who Is Performing At Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding?
You are cordially invited to the biggest media carnival of the year. That’s right, those two crazy kids, Prince Henry of Wales and Suits star Meghan Markle, are getting hitched on May 19. There will be strange English traditions. There will be various pies—meat and otherwise. There will be very fancy fanfare. And yes, there will be music: of both the traditional and family friendly contemporary varieties.
This week, Kensington Palace announced some of the musicians who will be performing throughout the ceremony, which includes a number of choral groups, soloists, and musicians performing “a number of well-known hymns and choral works.”
I mean, it’s a pretty traditional—and dare I say boring—group, fitting for a very traditional and very polite ceremony under the direction of James Vivian, the director of music at St. Gorge’s Chapel. Performers include 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Karen Gibson and The Kingdom Choir, an orchestra made up of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia.
Again, not too exciting. But I’m looking forward to the afterparty, where the real shenanigans will go down. We’re talking the Prince of Wales possibly doing a beer bong and Princess Anne getting down to some Cardi B.
We can just look at history to get an idea of who might be performing in May. Ellie Goulding sang a rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song” at Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding in 2011, so naturally the royal little bro has to outdo his older sibling at his own wedding.
Early rumors have reported a number of possible acts including Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and the Spice Girls as possible performers.
Earlier this year, Mel B hinted that she and her fellow Spice Girls would be at the wedding. And if Queen Elizabeth doesn’t end up doing the “Wannabe” dance on the St. George’s Chapel steps, I will be deeply enraged.
In February, it was reported that Ed Sheeran was asked to perform “a few songs” at the wedding. While he’s expressed interest in performing at the wedding, the news has not yet been confirmed.
And Elton John rescheduled his big final tour earlier this year to make clear his plans on May 19. Unfortunately, as late as March 29, John joked that he had not yet received an invite, saying in an interview, “I can’t, because we haven’t had the invitation yet.”
Honestly, if Ed Sheeran plays the Royal Wedding over Elton John, this will be the country’s biggest national disgrace since Brexit.