logo

This is how performing at Harry and Meghan's wedding changed the lives of a choir

Manuela Cardiga
Oct 31, 2018
02:33 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Singing at the Royal wedding was a dream come true, and it propelled them to international stardom.

Advertisement

The Kingdom Choir came to prominence on May 19, 2018, when they sang at the wedding of Prince Harry to the then actress, Meghan Markle, reported Daily Mail on October 24, 2018.

The choir was founded in London in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson. The Kingdom Choir is composed of 20 talented singers of various Christian denominations, but their music is one.

Gibson shared the details of their performance and how they got the opportunity to sing for the Royal family on that extraordinary occasion.

Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

Advertisement

"We had an ex-member of the Choir who had a connection with a member of the staff of Prince Charles."

Karen Gibson, Daily Mail , October 24, 2018.

A CONTACT ON THE STAFF OF THE PRINCE OF WALES

Gibson revealed that the Choir had been offered the opportunity to sing at the Royal wedding after an ex-member of the choir who had a connection with a member of the staff of the Prince of Wales reached out and proposed them,

The Kingdom Choir was considered a perfect choice since Gospel Music would touch on the future Duchess of Sussex' American roots.

Advertisement
Source: Getty Images

Source: Getty Images

WHAT SHALL WE SING?

Gibson confided that she had met the Royal couple to discuss the song the Choir would sing at the ceremony. She revealed that she had proposed "Joyful Joyful!" a gospel song made famous by the Whoopy Goldberg movie, "Sister Act."

Advertisement
Advertisement

THE DUKES' CHOICE WAS A BEN E. KING HIT

The future Dukes of Sussex rejected Gibson's proposal, and chose as their wedding song the 1962 Ben E. King song, "Stand By Me." by Ben E. King. The song is not a traditional gospel hymn, but the powerful lyrics and lovely melody were inspiring, especially performed by the Kingdom Choir.

Advertisement

THEIR FIRST ALBUM AND A CONTINUED ROYAL CONNECTION

The Kingdom Choir's connection to the Dukes of Sussex did not end with their performance at their wedding. The Kingdom Choir was chosen by Prince Harry to perform at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney Australia on October 27, 2018, which they did to great acclaim.

Coincidently, Kingdom Choir released their debut album titled 'Stand By Me' on October 26, which will include a cover of John Farnham's "You're The Voice".

It looks like the Kingdom Choir is on their way to stardom on the wings of a song.

Advertisement

Read more on Twitter Amomama USA.

THE GIGGLING GUESTS AT THE ROYAL WEDDING

While most of the lucky people who were actually in the church witnessing the Royal wedding first hand were solemnly following the ceremony, many more were audibly giggling through the vows.

Advertisement

The moment when a couple says their "I do's" is generally moving and bound to solicit a few tears from the romantic and tenderhearted, so why were so many of the guests laughing?

Janina Gavankar, a close friend of Duchess Meghan's has revealed the reason behind the general hilarity. The wedding was watched by millions on television, but a group of more than 1,200 people thronged outside St. George's Chapel, cheering the couple.

Gavankar explained that the wedding guests could hear the cheering of the watching audience outside the chapel and that the sound made them laugh:

"When the vows were happening, they would cheer, and we could hear them. It was a very quiet chapel. We all followed the Queen’s lead, but we could hear everyone cheer and it was so heartwarming. Really, it filled our hearts.”

The Queen was solemn and silent throughout the ceremony, and wedding guests followed her lead, sitting in absolute silence - while outside the happy throng cheered and whooped in delight.

The wedding was considered by all a lovely and intimate ceremony and an inspiration to the romantics who staunchly believe in true love.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Harry & Meghan Reportedly Might Use Kids as a ‘Weapon’ for Family Reunion Though She Does Not Want to Return

April 03, 2022

Sarah Ferguson Says Princess Diana Would Have Been Proud of Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton

April 25, 2022

Meghan Markle ‘No Longer Cares’ if She Is Welcome in UK Though Prince Harry Is ‘Desperate’ to Return, Reports Say

February 24, 2022

Prince Harry Wants to Make Sure Queen Is ‘Protected’ While He Lives in America Where He Calls His ‘Home’ Now

April 20, 2022

Meghan Markle Left ‘Disappointed’ When She Met & Realised Who Kate Middleton Was - Kate Once Made Her Cry

February 22, 2022

Charles Introduced Camilla to His Sons after Diana's Death — Harry Allegedly Still 'Can't Stand' Her

May 02, 2022

How Did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Meet? The Royal Couple Has Been Married for 4 Years

May 19, 2022

Princess Diana & Sarah Ferguson ‘Promised’ to Be Together Forever - They ‘Hadn’t Spoken’ Before the Crash

February 16, 2022

Kate & Harry 'Got on like They'd Known Each Other Forever' — She Helped Him Fill Hole Left by Diana's Death

September 23, 2022

Prince Andrew Missed Granddaughter's First Weeks While Staying at 50,000-Acre Estate amid Legal Battle

May 15, 2022

Queen's Death May Result in Meghan & Harry Being Separated or Having a 'Commuter Arrangement,' Claims Expert

September 08, 2022

Camilla Felt 'Some Empathy' with Diana's 'Manifold Discontents' before Marrying Charles, New Book Claims

April 14, 2022

Harry & Meghan Will Bring Kids to Queen’s Jubilee despite Queen Banning Them from Palace Balcony Ceremony

May 10, 2022

Sentimental Jewels Meghan Markle Inherited from Diana Including Those That Princess Wore before Her Death

May 02, 2022