By The Grio
The Obamas may not have gotten an invitation to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s upcoming royal wedding, but this 19-year-old Brit did.
Sheku Kanneh-Mason is a cellist who has the distinction of being the first Black person to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year Award. That was back in 2016. His debut album Inspiration, was released this past January and peaked at #18 on the British charts.
Kensington Palace announced that Kanneh-Mason would be part of the musical services at the St. George’s Chapel ceremony and noted that Prince Harry spotted the teen’s talent at an event last year.
Though Prince Harry was the one who first noticed Kanneh-Mason, it was Meghan Markle who gave him the personal invitation. The charismatic teen tweeted his excited about getting an invitation to the most anticipated wedding of the year.
“I’m so excited and honoured to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. 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. I can’t wait,” he wrote.
Source: The Grio