Friday, April 29, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal Wedding: Music Pays Tribute to Princess Diana

From Mirror:
"PRINCE William and Kate Middleton will pay a touching tribute to Princess Diana today – when their wedding service will feature a hymn played at her funeral.
The couple have selected the final hymn from Diana’s 1997 funeral to be the first sung in Westminster Abbey by their 1,900 guests.Two billion people worldwide will witness how William’s late mother remained at the forefront of his and Kate’s thoughts as they planned their special day.
The rousing Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer was also chosen by William and brother Harry in the Guards Chapel on the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death in a Paris car crash.
Friends and family will join the royal couple to sing the emotional and inspiring words to the Welsh tune just before they say their vows in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
And in another tribute, bride Kate will make her three-and-a-half minute walk down the aisle to the dramatic sounds of Sir Hubert Parry’s anthem I was Glad, which was played at Charles and Diana’s 1981 wedding.
William has told close friends and royals he is sure his mother will be there in spirit today, wishing him and Kate happiness.
Along with brother Harry he has publicly vowed never to forget her."

This music in this video is better and a lot clearer but wasn't embeddable.


prasad said...

Now the day has come only few hours there for royal wedding so people around the world will watch the wedding T.V. media will also awaiting to live royal wedding all over the world so all wish them to live lifelong together with one or two children.

The Conservative Lady said...

Thanks for this post. I watched the wedding on Fox News this morning and not once did they mention this information about the music.

Supi said...

I have only watched a few clips of the wedding so far. Thanks for the tidbits about the music.

Always On Watch said...

Mr. AOW and I got up at 3:30 AM EST this morning to watch all the pageantry and this beautiful wedding. Very likely, today's royal wedding will be that last British royal wedding that Mr. AOW and I will see (on our television screen, that is).

The music was glorious. I especially enjoyed the music composed just for this wedding, but the traditional music was glorious too.

banned said...

Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer was one of ny mums favorites, R.I.P..

I watched the entire wedding livestream on Youtube @

You can still watch it all (3.5 hours) or in bits and it downloads to temp internet files should you fancy a souvenir.