Meghan Markle and Prince Harry married on May 19, 2018 in Windsor on the most beautiful sunny day. Their wedding day was filled with symbolic moments that broke royal tradition. For instance, they had a gospel choir from south east London singing ‘Stand By Me’ during the service.
He played three pieces at the wedding: Paradis’ ‘Sicilienne’, Faure’s ‘Apres un reve’, and Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’.
Two of them were his own recommendations and the last was a request from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex themselves.
“The first two pieces I suggested because they’re pieces I’ve always loved for a very long time,” he told Newsbeat.
“Then ‘Ave Maria’, which is probably the most popular piece of the three, was by suggestion of the couple.”
Sheku, who was the first black winner to gain the title of BBC Young Musician in 2016, went to the chapel in Windsor a few weeks prior to the wedding to practice.
However, it was only the day before that he got to rehearse with the orchestra.
While it was a “really nice experience”, he did notice something “quite funny” about the run-through.
“They had stand-ins for all of the people speaking and things like that, so it was really weird seeing two random people taking the vows for Harry and Meghan,” he said.
Sheku described the reaction to his performance as “really lovely” and told Newsbeat: “I’m really grateful to have had the opportunity to perform to so many people.”
He even got to take a picture with preacher Michael Curry after…