Tuesday 18 September 2018

Beverley Knight: I would sing at royal wedding if asked

The singer is a regular at royal events.

Beverley Knight on the red carpet at the Nelson Mandela Global Gift Gala (Ian West/PA)
Beverley Knight on the red carpet at the Nelson Mandela Global Gift Gala (Ian West/PA)

By Andrew Arthur, Press Association

Singer Beverley Knight has said she would love to perform at the upcoming royal wedding, if she was asked by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

She has already has already lent her voice to a number of royal events, including the 2017 Royal Variety Performance and at a concert at Windsor Castle held for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.

On Monday she performed in front of the couple at a memorial service to  commemorate the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

Arriving at the Nelson Mandela Global Gift Gala on the centenary of the leader’s birth, she said  she would want to duet with her friend Joss Stone.

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Sentebale concert – London

She told the Press Association: “I would want to double up with my mate Joss Stone. We sung together for Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity.

“If I was given the opportunity it would be gorgeous to do it with Joss.  We love each other.”

The charity seeks to helps the vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana.

The royal couple will marry at St George”s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle on May 19.  They have already revealed the musicians that will perform during the ceremony.

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Stephen Lawrence memorial service

Among those to perform at the chapel will be 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won BBC Young Musician 2016.

Performers for the wedding reception have not been announced.

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