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Sheku hits the right note

TALENT: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

THE ROYAL wedding was an extraordinary day for one teenage cellist: Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

His sensational performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – stunned honoured guests at the ceremony and a billion more watching around the world.

Sheku performed three pieces, having been personally invited to play by the bride and groom.

The 19-year-old musician took centre stage at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, for the all-important signing of the register. Dressed in a black Paul Smith suit with vibrant pink tie, he gave moving performances of Sicilienne by von Paradis, Schubert’s Ave Maria, and Après Un Rêve by Fauré.

Sheku was thrilled to be involved in the occasion, he said: “It was such an awesome moment – just really incredible to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan at their wedding! The atmosphere was amazing and I’m proud to have played a small part in the celebrations. It’s a day I will remember for the rest of my life.”

Sheku’s captivating performance has seen him gain thousands of new fans and garnered critical praise with CNN calling his performance “breathtaking” and Esquire describing Sheku as a “cello rockstar”.

Fans will be able to listen again to Sheku’s emotional performance on The Official Recording of The Royal Wedding, which is out today on all streaming services – a first for a Royal Wedding. It will be released as a physical album on May 25 and will also be made available on vinyl.

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