The young cellist was chosen specifically by Prince Harry who had seen him perform at charity event

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old BBC Young Musician winning cellist, has been invited to perform at the wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

An announcement was made by Kensington Palace noting that ‘Last June, Prince Harry saw Sheku play at an event in London in support of the work of Antiguan charity the Halo Foundation.’

According to the statement, ‘The music will be under the direction of James Vivian, Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, including the Choir of St George’s Chapel, and a selection of choral groups, soloists, and musicians.’

Kanneh-Mason wrote on Twitter: ‘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!’