When Prince Harry marries Ms. Meghan Markle next month, the royal couple could top the UK music charts with the release of a unique album capturing the historic ceremony.
It’s as Decca Records one of Britain’s most established record labels, have revealed they have the privilege of recording the entire Wedding Service, to be held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday 19th May.
The recording will then be made available to listen to at home that same day and physically released into stores around the world with a special collector’s booklet from 25th May.
The ceremony itself includes an array of classical musicians, including Welsh soprano singer, Elin Manahan Thomas who was confirmed earlier this week, along with cellist Sheku Kanneh Mason.
Both will perform alongside The Choir of St George’s Chapel and Christian gospel group The Kingdom Choir.
Meanwhile, the Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green, will be made up of musicians from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia.
Decca is a part of Universal Music and has previously recorded and released the Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, as well as the Wedding of The Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981, and the Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997.
The album will be produced by Anna Barry, who has produced over 500 recordings of distinction for over 25 years which includes works by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The multi-Grammy-nominated producer said: “Capturing the words and music of this Royal Wedding is a great responsibility, knowing how much a permanent record of the event will mean to so many people around the world. Our Decca team will deliver a state of the art recording which captures every nuance of this very happy day and it will be a joy to be a part of the celebrations.”
The record label will also make a donation per album sold to support the charitable work of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.