The songs each member of the royal family chose for their first wedding dance – YOU Magazine
Oh, how we love a royal wedding. From the iconic wedding dresses to the fragrances each bride wore, we’re thrilled to hear about the special details the royals included on their big day. Of course, there are many things we can see for ourselves, whether on TV or through photos. But there are things that are a bit more behind the scenes, like the reception.
Have you ever wondered who gave a speech? What was the dance playlist like? Who was the first to get up and dance? We have to wait for someone to spill those details, but what we do know is which song each royal couple chose for their first wedding dance…
Prince William and Kate Middleton
It’s hard to imagine what the future king might have chosen for his first dance with his wife, Kate, but it turns out the couple enjoyed a live performance by pop star Ellie Goulding.
To celebrate Prince William’s wedding to Kate in 2011, Ellie Goulding sang her rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” Ellie’s version had been used in the John Lewis Christmas advert the year before – the Cambridges clearly loved it! Their selection could also be because Elton John was a close friend of William’s late mother, Diana.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding playlist reportedly included Meghan’s favorite song, “I Want to Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston. Surely no one can resist dancing to this.
According to Harper’s Bazaar UK, the couple “were jubilant on the big day, with their first dance to ‘I’m in Love’ by ’60s soul singer Wilson Pickett'”.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindal
The Queen’s eldest granddaughter, Zara, wasn’t afraid to break the odd tradition here and there. However, when it was her first wedding dance with Mike, the royal chose a classic: Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
The wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana became one of the greatest television moments in history, garnering more than 750 million viewers worldwide in 1981.
We’re not sure exactly what song Charles and Diana’s first dance was to, but we do know that American jazz musician Lester Lanin and his orchestra performed at the wedding ceremony. the New York Times reported that he wrote “My Lady Love” based on the couple’s wedding.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie and Jack chose a combination of classic tunes and pop hits for their wedding reception in October 2018 – a slight change of pace from opera singer Andrea Bocelli’s performance at their ceremony in Saint George’s Chapel.
Robbie Williams is said to have performed some of his greatest hits, including “Angels” at the reception – maybe Eugenie and Jack’s first dance was to one of his songs…