Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
What a wonderful Royal Wedding on Saturday. And what brilliant TV coverage. Millions of viewers across the world gasped in amazement and admiration as they watched the marriage of Prince Harry and his bride Meghan Markle being broadcast from a sun-drenched Windsor.
Everything was pitch perfect: the ceremony, the music, the flowers, the dress, the beautiful location of St George’s Chapel and above all a Royal couple who looked genuinely happy, relaxed and in love.
It was a celebration of inclusiveness and included some marvellous contributions including the stirring address by US Bishop Rev Michael Curry, the moving performance of Stand By Me by the Kingdom gospel choir and the beautiful playing of 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
The former BBC Young Musician of the Year’s - he won in 2016 - gave a performance that had such an impact that within 24 hours his album was at the top of the classical charts.
The entire service marked a gentle departure from the stiffness and formality previously dictated by tradition and protocol for such occasions and it was done with such grace and style that we may have experienced a paradigm shift into a slightly more contemporary world without even noticing it.
For this was a service that even found committed republicans and those who have little time for religion admitting that they were both moved and delighted. It seamlessly negotiated a path that embraced both the secular and the spiritual.
It was a brilliant accomplishment by all concerned and we at Clive Conway Productions would just like to add our congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex and wish them a long and happy marriage.