Royal wedding gig wouldn't have happened without 'Frisky' rapper, singer says

Ellie Goulding has revealed she has Tinie Tempah to thank for her performance at the Royal Wedding reception last weekend (April 29).

The ‘Starry Eyed’ singer explained that the rapper hooked her up with Prince William when the royal attended Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Bangor with Kate Middleton last year.

“He [Tinie] introduced me to Prince William last year at a festival because they were both watching my set from the side of the stage,” Goulding told

William enjoyed the set so much that he kept me in mind for, obviously, last week,” she added.

Goulding reportedly played covers of songs by the likes of The Killers, Stevie Wonder and The Wannadies at the Buckingham Palace gig last week.

Tunes such as Dizzee Rascal‘s ‘Bonkers’ and Kings Of Leon‘s ‘Sex On Fire’ were later spun by a DJ for a crowd that included Prince Charles, Camilla and Prince Harry.