Break out your oversized hats, a royal wedding is in our near future! Just announced today, after a year and a half of dating, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially engaged. It’s just like a fairytale, except one with a lot of paparazzi following the happy couple.
In addition to announcing their engagement and showing off Meghan’s new ring, the couple also confirmed they will be getting married in London in spring of 2018. That leaves only a few months to book a band for the reception, although we have a feeling the pair won’t have any trouble scoring big named musical acts.
Since the music is the backbone of any good wedding reception, we thought we’d put together a list of artists we think would make great additions to the big event. And if this scores us an invite to the wedding of the year, we’re okay with that too.
Prince Harry was spotted at a Killers concert this past summer and since the wedding it going to take place London, it would be nice to have some American representation for Harry’s American bride.
In June 2016, Prince Harry organized his first charity concert at Kensington Palace to raise money for the fight against HIV and AIDS. The prince enlisted the help of fellow Brits Coldplay to perform for the eager crowd and became an honourary member of the band when he joined them on stage. Maybe Harry and Meghan’s reception could feature a duet with Chris Martin and the Prince? Plus, the band has no shortage of beautiful love songs to perform during the reception.
Just try to put together a wedding playlist without Michael Buble, we dare you. Not only is the Canadian crooner the perfect accompaniment to any formal event, he’s also a friend of the brides and even curated a playlist once on her now extinct lifestyle website.
Meghan Markle spent seven seasons on the drama Suits, which meant the American actor made Toronto her second home. It was also the place where she and Prince Harry spent many of the early days of their relationship, which means the 6ix God would be the perfect performer to honour the couple’s relationship. Plus, we feel like Drake would love meeting the Queen.
Prince Harry’s longtime friend Joss Stone would make a great addition to the couple’s reception line up, with the soul singer able to cover any classic love song and even perform a few of her own.
On her lifestyle blog The Tig, Meghan Markle uploaded her own playlist that included Janelle Monae. We think the singer and actor would be the perfect reception entertainer, with the energy and vocal range to make even the stuffiest of weddings a party. We’re not saying a royal wedding would be stuffy…but we’re not not saying that, too.