MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s wedding conductor, Karen Gibson, has revealed how the royal couple never got to approve the final version of their rendition of the classic Stand By Me.
Ms Gibson from the Kingdom Choir said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were very demanding about what they wanted. And even a visit to Kensington Palace could not make up their mind.
The MasterChef contestant said: “They wanted our version of Stand By Me to be like Tracy Chapman’s version of Fast Car in that they wanted it really stripped down and pared back and they wanted it to have less beat.
“But how can any song have less of a beat? Anyway we couldn’t get it right and we did version upon version.
“I think the final version was the 12th version and they didn’t actually get to listen to it before the RoyalWedding itself.
“We took so long getting it right that we ran out of time.”
The performance footage has since been streamed and seen on YouTube 10 million times.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding chaos as choir divulges Sussex’s demands (Image: Getty)
Karen from the Kingdom Choir said the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were very demanding (Image: Getty)
Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason appeared in Radio Times while Ms Gibson prepared to compose a classic on MasterChef.
In a recent interview with Evening Standard, the royals’ official wedding photographer, Alexi Lubomirski, revealed new details about the high-profile event.
Mr Lubomirski said: “There are definitely boundaries.
“You can’t have them kissing, you can’t have them screaming and running through the garden, and obviously you have to see the ring.
“But I think it’s within those guidelines that creativity happens.”
However, Mr Lubomirski said the couple shared obvious chemistry, adding that “Prince Harry would be talking and she would look at him, she’d be smiling at what he said, and then he’d look at her and there’d be this spark between them.
“I get tingles just thinking about it. They were a young couple in love and it was so cute.”
He added: “They are a very modern couple and they have an authenticity to them, so I knew I wanted to break how they were seated.
“Instead of having the rugby team photo as it were, I wanted to have this sort of random rhythm, like waves.”
Of the royal couple’s iconic photo on the steps of St George’s Chapel, which was taken minutes before the end of the shoot, Mr Lubomirski said: “The palace official was looking at me saying, ‘We’re going to have to turn around soon,’ and I was like, ‘Okay, okay, just sit down on these stairs.’ And they literally just sort of slumped down, laughing.
“Sort of looking at each other going, ‘Oh my God, we’re married.’”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK