This is pretty cool, it was just announced that Ed Sheeran will be performing at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Not just that, but Prince Harry asked Ed Sheeran himself.
The wedding happens in May (and then he’s coming here to NorCal in August), and an insider close to the royal couple has said that Ed was asked back in December while he was being made a member of the “Order of the British Empire” by Prince Charles, who is Harry’s father. Good job keeping it secret this whole time. We do have to give props though – artists have been pretty good about keeping things secret recently, there haven’t been a whole lot of music leaks or general info leaking that shouldn’t be compared to a few years ago.
Also, fun fact, it turns out that Prince Harry was able to get ahold of Ed Sheeran through a personal connection (nevermind just being royalty), but Harry’s cousin (Princess Beatrice) is actually a good friend of Ed. The insider says that once they got together and were able to talk, once Harry asked Ed if he could perform at the wedding, his response was basically, “Yeah, why not?” A simple, to-the-point answer that only Ed Sheeran could pull off while in the house of the Queen.
There are also some reports that Elton John, a close friend of Princess Diana, has cancelled some shows for the weekend of the wedding as well, but it’s not completely certain yet if he’s performing, or just attending. The wedding will begin around noon on May 19th, that’s a Saturday. Once the ceremony is complete, the couple will ride in a carriage through the town of Windsor on the way back to the castle. This really sounds like a Disney movie wedding now that we’re explaining the details.
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