Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Select Gospel Group to Perform at Wedding


A Christian gospel choir and a teenage cellist will provide some of the music at the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle next month, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday. Both Prince Harry and Ms Markle attended a service on Monday to commemorate 25 years since Stephen was murdered in a racially motivated attack in London.

The 19-year-old also revealed that he received a phone call from Ms Markle herself, asking him if he would play during their ceremony.

Prince Harry and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle have selected the musical acts who will perform at their wedding service on May 19.

On the day, Vivian will direct the Choir of St George's Chapel, which comprises up to 23 boy choristers from St George's School and 12 Lay Clerks, who will sing alto, tenor and bass.

The couple will exchange their wedding vows in front of 600 family, friends and colleagues at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The cellist played for Prince Harry at a fundraising event past year for the Antiguan charity the Halo Foundation. 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. Its repertoire draws on music from all ages. Sheku is a student at the Royal Academy of Music and combines his studies there with a busy global concert career.

Another choral group, Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir, are also featured on the lineup.

Mr Bond is Assistant Director of Music at St George's Chapel.

Speaking about the appointment, Phillip said in a statement: "So happy to be back with Julie, my Royal Wedding partner (we don't get to work together very often!) and the brilliant team at ITV News".