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Royal wedding: celeb performances left aside for more traditional music set

16 MARCH 2011

There have been rumours that Elton John and James Blunt were to perform at the royal wedding.

But St James' Palace has revealed a much more low-key and traditional music set for Kate Middleton's nuptials to Prince William on April 29

The couple have chosen Westminster Abbey's choir and the Chapel Royal as the bedrock to their wedding sounds.


St James' Palace also announced that the couple have chosen well-known hymns and choral work.

Some pieces will also be featured that have been commissioned especially for the occasion.

Whilst the singing duties are covered, the London Chamber Orchestra will be filling the Abbey with music, joined by the Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.

The palace said that the pair have "taken a great deal of interest and care in choosing the music for their service."

And guests attending the Buckingham Palace reception to be hosted by the Queen following the wedding will be entertained by Prince Charles' official harpist, Clare Jones.



"This is an historic occasion and one that I know I will never forget. It truly is a dream come true," Clare said.

"I'm now looking forward to discussing a repertoire for the reception, which I expect will include some Welsh music to celebrate the couple's current connection with North Wales."


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