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Meghan Markle Got Personally Involved to Secure This Aspect of Her Wedding

Josh Duboff
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Meghan Markle Got Personally Involved to Secure This Aspect of Her Wedding

More details about the wedding service became clear Tuesday.

It almost feels like the Palace, knowing the great interest the general public has in every single detail of the Meghan Markle-Prince Harry wedding (coming to a television screen near you on May 19), is deliberately taunting us with its dissemination of information, providing a new piece or detail every few days, enough to tide us over, while still leaving much up in the air.

Tuesday, the Palace issued a release about the music that will be employed for the wedding service at St. George’s Chapel. The Palace noted in its statement that the couple “have taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their Service,” which will involve “hymns and choral works.” The director will be—try not to be too shocked—the director of music at St. George’s Chapel, James Vivian.

Vivian, of course, is excited about the charge (though seems to be playing it a bit cool, at least based on this quote). “The Choristers, Lay Clerks, Organists, and I are very much looking forward to this exciting day and are pleased to be performing at the service music chosen by the couple,” he said. “We are also looking forward to welcoming to St. George’s musical colleagues from near and far who will be performing at this very special and joyful occasion.”

Harry and Markle have selected a number of performers: the choir of St. George’s Chapel (made up of about 40 individuals); Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a 19-year-old cellist who won the BBC Young Musician prize in 2016; gospel conductor Karen Gibson and her Kingdom Choir; and several others.

Kanneh-Mason, in particular, noted that he received a call from Markle herself: “I was bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes. What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can’t wait!”

No word yet, however, on what the music will be for the reception. Rumors have flown about who the couple might ask to sing (Elton John!? Adele!?); one certainty, though, is that they will not be asking Liam Payne.

Meghan Markle’s Style: Her Classic Elements

Yoga Mats

Markle, especially as of late, is almost never captured by the paparazzi (who now tail her at all times) without a yoga mat cradled in her arm.
From Splash News.

Black Dresses

If one were to attempt to single out her sartorial go-to color when examining the range of Markle looks, it would be black. For formal and casual occasions alike, it seems to be her staple.
From left, by Nick Harvey/Rex/Shutterstock, by David M. Benett/WireImage, by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic, by George Pimentel/WireImage.

Crop tops

Markle tends to make pretty straightforward stylistic choices; her penchant for crop-top-style ensembles is about as “daring” as it gets.
From left, by Paul Morigi/WireImage, by Monica Schipper/Getty Images, by Neil Rasmus/BFA/Rex/Shutterstock.

Jackets (Often Draped Over Shoulders)

Is there anything more glam and chic than a cool jacket draped over one’s shoulders, without your arms inside of it? No, there is not, as Markle proves here.
From left, by George Pimentel/WireImage, by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images.

Blazers

Meghan Markle loves a blazer (often, intriguingly and unusually, paired with matching shorts!).
From MediaPunch (left), by David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com (center), all from Rex/Shutterstock; By Ray Tamarra/GC Images (right).

Shades

Sunglasses, in addition to being stylish, are also great for avoiding eye contact with the paparazzi and maintaining an air of mystery.
From left, by Ray Tamarra/GC Images, by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic, by Richie Buxo/Splash News.