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Have you noticed more wedding music on WFMT?

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That's because we're celebrating the nuptials of American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Henry (aka Harry) of Wales, younger son of Charles and Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales, and sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, taking place May 19th.  On the next "Friday Afternoon at the Movies," we'll toast the happy couple with music from films about royal weddings. Here are some noteworthy scores from some notable films about weddings of note.

And what music will accompany the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? We won't know all the details until the actual event, but a few artists and performing groups have been announced. The couple will be married in St. George's Chapel, and the men's and boys' Choir of St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, founded in 1348, will be featured. Also performing will be 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the first black musician to win the BBC Young Musician of the Year award since its founding in 1978. Sheku was called personally by Meghan Markle to perform. Christopher Warren-Green, who was music director for the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, will lead members of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

So, set the alarm for 3 in the morning, put the kettle on for a nice cup o' tea, pop some crumpets in the toaster, and join an estimated 36 million who will watch the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on TV. And enjoy the quality, pride, pomp, and circumstance that the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle offers. We're especially excited to have learned that Thomas Markle, father of the bride, was for many years a lighting director at WTTW Channel 11, WFMT's sister station.
(Photo: Lars Borges)