Prince Harry personally requests one of the biggest music artists in the world to perform at his wedding
As the excitement surrounding the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle begins to reach fever pitch, fans are starting to speculate who will be on the guest list, what Meghan will wear and what the wedding entertainment will be. While for the majority of us, our wedding entertainment will be a knock-off tribute band who sport mullets, baby blue suits and shirts with ruffles on them, Harry and Meghan will be going down a slightly different route.
Geri Horner, of the Spice Girls, threw the girl band's name into the hat, saying that they would be happy to provide the music for the evening. However, according to various reports, it seems like Harry isn't too keen on the idea of having his first dance to 'Spice Up Your Life' (Harry, are you okay, mate?), and has opted for a slightly more sensible, if not ambitious, act.
It's being reported that Prince Harry has personally asked Ed Sheeran to sing at their wedding. Whether it has something to do with the fact that they are both gingers, or that Harry genuinely likes Ed's music, it hasn't been confirmed. But one thing is for certain: it's not the first time that a huge act has played at a royal wedding, with Ellie Goulding performing at Will and Kates wedding in 2011 and Diana and Charles having Elton John play at theirs.
An insider told US Weekly that "Prince Harry has personally requested Ed perform at his wedding,” and it is believed that Ed himself would be keen on the performance. The 'Thinking Out Loud' crooner had previously expressed an interest in performing at the wedding should the opportunity arise, so it looks more than likely that it might happen.
The wedding is set to take place at 12p on May 19, at St Georges Chapel, with the Archbishop of Canterbury officiating the vows. After the wedding, Harry and Meghan will travel from the chapel, through the town of Windsor and back to the castle. They have said that they would like people to come together for the occasion and take in the atmosphere in the town.
After that, they will return to St George's Hall for the reception, where hopefully, we will see the queen getting absolutely smashed while busting out the robot on the dancefloor. However, given her social standing, that does seem rather unlikely. It's not known when he is likely to perform during the ceremony, but presumably, it will be at the reception and maybe even for the couple's first dance.
I mean, I'm not going to lie, while Ed Sheeran is undoubtedly a talented artist, you would've imagined that Harry would have a bit more imagination than having his first dance to "Thinking Out Loud." I dread to think of the number of couples who have awkwardly swayed around the same spot to that song, while their family watch on awkwardly. 'Wanna Be' would've been a much better choice if you ask me - which they didn't - so it's their loss, really.