Caribbean represented at royal wedding
The Caribbean was well represented on Saturday at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, requested a flower from all 53 countries of the Commonwealth embroidered on her veil for the #royalwedding.
United Kingdom Ambassador to CARICOM, Her Excellency Janet Douglas, tweeted the list of the Caribbean flowers that were featured on the Duchess’veil.
— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) May 21, 2018
In addition, the Region beamed with pride as Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a young man of Antigua and Barbuda heritage, performed during the ceremony.
“It was such an awesome moment – just really incredible to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan at their wedding! The atmosphere was amazing and I’m proud to have played a small part in the celebrations. It’s a day I will remember for the rest of my life” pic.twitter.com/kKaMrs7cTS
— Sheku Kanneh-Mason (@ShekuKM) May 20, 2018
The teen cellist hails from a family of seven siblings who are all classical musicians. He performed three pieces as the bride and groom signed the register.
Another highpoint for the Region was the outstanding rendition of ‘Stand by Me’ by the Kingdom Choir whose conductor, Karen Gibson is of Guyanese parentage, the Stabroek News has reported.
Etched among the outstanding moments of the Royal wedding joining Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, was the performance of The Kingdom Choir, which sang a rendition of the Ben E King classic “Stand by Me”, led by conductor Karen Gibson. https://t.co/Iv7DwtZQ5n
— Stabroek News (@stabroeknews) May 21, 2018