Meghan Markle Asked This 19-Year-Old Sierra Leonean-British Cellist To Perform at the Royal Wedding
Of course musical prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason said yes!
The Royal Wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is a little less than a month away, and the couple shared an announcement today regarding some of the performers who will be present at their wedding.
One of the performers at their Service will be 19-year-old musical prodigy and cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC reports.
I’m so excited and honoured to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. I was bowled over when Ms Markl… https://t.co/UBKN1ngHb6— Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@Sheku Kanneh-Mason)1524575497.0
The BBC Young Musician 2016 winner (the first black musician to do so) says on Twitter that he immediately said yes at the opportunity when Markle asked him the question over a phone call. The musician has played for Prince Harry at a fundraising event last year for the Halo Foundation, an Antiguan charity.
Kanneh-Mason, whose father hails from Antigua and his mother from Sierra Leone and Wales, landed the biggest-selling British debut of his classical album, "Inspiration" earlier this year. He's one of seven children (they all play at least one instrument), and appeared on Britain's Got Talent with five of his siblings, making to the semi-finals.
This is only the beginning for him. Learn more about Sheku via the video below or here.
"What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event." @ShekuKM has been confirmed to be playin… https://t.co/6ECpkzzVZq— The Times of London (@The Times of London)1524579331.0
ICYMI, revisit Black Twitter's hilarious reactions to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement here.