It was always unlikely Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding would involve a cheesy DJ coercing everyone into an awkward cha-cha slide.
However, it seems the musical entertainment will be way beyond anything one would normally expect from a wedding – even one as posh as this.
International pop star Ed Sheeran could well be performing at the elegant reception, in keeping with the strictly ginger theme of the day.
According to Us Weekly, the 26-year-old Shape of You singer has been approached by Harry himself to perform at Windsor Castle for the wedding of the year.
A source said:
Prince Harry has personally requested Ed perform at his wedding.
And royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter dropped some major hints to Entertainment Tonight:
People love his romantic love songs so he’s an ideal candidate for that first dance and I think Harry has always enjoyed Ed Sheeran.
Ed had better be careful with his set if he does play because he nearly had his face – accidentally – cut off by Harry’s cousin Princess Beatrice when she was playing about with a sword, so the ice is already pretty well broken between the houses of Sheeran and Windsor.
With Prince Harry marrying this spring, Ed Sheeran set to perform at the Royal wedding, and Shaun White winning his third gold medal, 2018 may just be the year of the redhead pic.twitter.com/ltYeZxTdz0
— Elizabeth Perkins (@eperks813) February 14, 2018
Although it has yet to be confirmed whether or not the singer has agreed, Ed has previously given us reason to believe he would be willing to get his curtsy on.
After receiving his MBE back in December, KIIS FM interrogated Ed about whether he could be up for belting out a few tunes at the ceremony.
Keeping things cool-as-a-cucumber Ed replied he would ‘if I was free’ – much as if he had been invited for an after work pint at his local:
I get asked this all the time like I know the Royal family. I’ve met Harry once – that was in 2011 at his grans’ Jubilee, and it was like, ‘Hey.’ ‘Hey’… I barely know him!’
Maybe the flame-haired pair will get chatting over the wild boar roll buffet come May 19?
Way! Cool! ☺
— Kimberly Teece (@kimberly_teece) February 12, 2018
As of yet, we don’t know at which point Ed will be regaling the royals with his MBE-worthy vocal chords. However, it is thought he will sing at the regal evening reception.
This may well rival the entertainment at his big brother Prince William’s star studded wedding bash back in 2011.
Here, Ellie Goulding performed Elton John’s Your Song for Wills and Kate’s first dance.
This song is said to have been loved by William and Harry’s philanthropic mother, the late Princess Diana.
So fortunate to have Mr Sheeran sing st your wedding. You must ask him to perform all his music
— Jocelyn Bisschops (@JocelynBisscho1) February 14, 2018
It’s even rumoured Elton John could be getting his piano out to croon for Harry and Meghan as they tie the knot.
The singer has deep connections to the family, having sang a heartbreaking rendition of Candle in the Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral.
He has now tellingly cancelled two Las Vegas tour dates which had been scheduled for the wedding weekend. Will the sunglasses wearing songbird be on hand to chuck some confetti?
Other high profile celebs reportedly sending off their RSVPs include tennis superstar Serena Williams, singer/Twitter legend James Blunt and sports/fashion royalty David and Victoria Beckham. I’m sure my invite just got lost in the post…
That is terrific for Ed and Congrats to the Royal Couple.
— aROUND NEPTUNe¤ (@ArdesanZ) February 12, 2018
What do you think? Does our Ed make the Perfect choice?
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.