THE DUKE of Sussex has congratulated the director of the gospel choir which performed at this wedding after she was made an MBE.
Karen Gibson, the founder and director of the Kingdom Choir, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music at a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony.
The honour was presented by the Princess Royal.
The gospel choir performed Stand By Me at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at Windsor Castle in May 2018.
The royal wedding performance was seen by 1.9 billion people around the world.
Speaking after the ceremony, the choirmaster said she was not in regular contact with the Duke, but it appears he still takes an interest in the choir.
“We did hear from the master of the wedding – a lovely thank you note and when I was awarded the MBE, Harry wrote me a lovely congratulatory letter,” she said.
“I was really surprised.”
Speaking about receiving the MBE, she said: “This is surreal because I’m just doing this for the love of it, for the impact of it and what it did for people’s lives, so to find yourself receiving an award for services to music is quite something.”
The Kingdom Choir sang a special arrangement of Stand By Me at the wedding, a song made famous by singer Ben E King, after the address…