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19-Year-Old Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Reveals Meghan Markle Personally Called Him to Perform at Royal Wedding!

19-Year-Old Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Reveals Meghan Markle Personally Called Him to Perform at Royal Wedding!

Life is surreal for Sheku Kanneh-Mason!

The 19-year-old cellist was one of the musicians who performed during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Royal Wedding on Saturday (May 19) in London, England.

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The musician, who was named the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year in 2016 and previously performed at a charity event for Prince Harry last year, opened up about being called for the big day.

“I was just very relaxed, and just soaking up the atmosphere. To have the opportunity to perform for so many people, I was just really excited,” he told People, and revealed that Meghan herself called him to book him for the gig.

“I said yes immediately. It’s such an amazing event to have the opportunity to perform at. It was a surprise and such an honor.”

“I’m definitely not used to playing at the royal weddings with famous faces watching. That was something that was just such an honor — to get to perform for these people,” he added.

Sheku played three songs: “Sicilienne,” “Après un rêve,” and “Ave Maria.” The first two were his own picks, while the last was at the royal couple’s request.

“They’re so lovely. I’m just so glad to have been a part of their special day.”

For more about the performance, head to People.com.

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