Meet the 'Cello Bae' who played Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding

Apparently Meghan called him personally to ask him to play the wedding.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding was a beautiful occasion filled with song.

With every detail of the event meticulously planned out, it was clear the newlyweds were keen to pay homage to their different cultures through music.

While the traditional church choir at St. George's Chapel graced the ceremony with hymns, there was also performance of Stand By Me from gospel choir, the Kingdom Choir; each symbolising Harry's royal roots and Meghan's African-American heritage, respectively. But the standout performance of the whole wedding—one that threatened to upstage even the glory of Meghan's flawless Givenchy dress—came from solo performer, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who Twitter has lovingly (and appropriately) nicknamed, "Cello Bae".

Ahead of his performance the 19-year-old cello player, who was the winner of 2016's BBC Young Musician competition, had tweeted he was "bowled over when Ms. Markle called me to ask if I would play during the ceremony, and of course I immediately said yes! What a privilege to be able to play the cello at such a wonderful event. I can't wait!"

The teen prodigy played whilst the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed the register and performed three pieces: Franz Schubert's Ave Maria, Gabriel Fauré's Après un rêve and Maria Theresia von Paradis' Sicilienne.


Since making his debut on the world stage at the wedding, Kanneh-Mason has won many new fans who were all eager to tweet about his performance, and all it represented:

At the end of the day, this tweet sums up how weddings are supposed to make you feel...

Bravo, young man, BRAVO!