The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that he’s been listening to Stormzy in order to prepare for the upcoming Royal Wedding.
The Royal Wedding will see Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle. Speaking to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, the Most Rev Justin Welby said that he was turning to the grime superstar’s huge single ‘Blinded By Your Grace’ for inspiration to help him keep his concentration during the ceremony.
“There’s a line in that – ‘I stay prayed up and get the job done’ – I think that sort of sums it up,” Mr Welby said
“I’m always nervous at weddings because it is such an important day for the couple – whoever they are…,” he continued. “I’ve made a couple of cack-handed mistakes over the last couple of weddings I’ve been involved in and I’m thinking this is probably not a good moment to make it a hat-trick.”
Last month, it was announced that the Royal Wedding would be streamed – as well as being released on vinyl.
Speaking about the release, the recording’s producer, Anna Barry, acknowledged the “great responsibility” of covering the next royal wedding in this manner.
“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,” she said.
“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.”
Stormzy meanwhile, who was recently nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello Award, has also announced details of the second edition of his #Merky festival in Ibiza. For tickets and more information, visit here.
J Hus, Ms Banks, Jaykae, Suspect, P Money, Star One, YBE, Kiss FM DJ Majestic, Tiffany Calver, Krept x Konan, Not3s and Mabel are all among the latest names added to the line-up, along with Stormzy himself.