9 years have passed since the magical royal wedding of Prince William and Kate on 29 April 2011. But, only now, Prince Charles has revealed a surprise detail that made their wedding celebration even more special.
Apparently, Prince Charles had an additional role in the planning of the wedding. In interview with Alan Titchmarsh on Classic FM, he spoke about his passion for classical music, and and how it came handy for William and Kate’s special day.
He revealed: “I love trying to organise some interesting, I hope, pieces of music for certain occasions…particularly for weddings if people want.
“I know my eldest son was quite understanding and was perfectly happy for me to suggest a few pieces for their wedding. I hope that gave some people pleasure, but it’s rather fun having orchestras in for great occasions like that, and why not suggest a few pieces occasionally? Anyway… I do enjoy it.”
At William and Kate’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey, As guests were being seated at William and Kate royal wedding ceremony, they enjoyed “Fantasia in G” by Bach and “Veni Creator Spiritus” by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and more.
The couple reportedly chose “Farewell to Stromness,” “Touch Her Soft Lips and Part” and “Romance for String Orchestra Op. 11”, that were played at Prince Charles and Camilla’s wedding in 2005.
Prince Charles interview was incorporated in a special two-part programme on A Royal Appointment, which concludes on Tuesday evening.
During the interview, he also discussed the role his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, had in influencing his love of classical music.
“My grandmother used to play quite a bit of music, so I would hear something there. But I suspect the first time I really became aware of it was being taken by my grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to Covent Garden aged seven, I think.
“It must have been in 1956 to see the Bolshoi Ballet perform. It was their first visit to the United Kingdom and I shall never forget that incredible occasion. I was completely inspired by it.”