Prince Charles Gave Kate Middleton Advice on Her Wedding Music

Prince Charles Gave Kate Middleton Advice on Her Wedding Music
Thu 13-02-2014

Prince Charles has admitted to gently persuading the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton when it came to choosing her wedding music.

The Prince of Wales, speaking to Classic FM presenter John Suchet on a tour of Global Radio in London, admitted to offering advice to his daughter-in-law when it came to choosing the music for her wedding.

Charles picked Charles Hubert Hasting Parry's I Was Glad, to play on Classic FM station and he admitted to using 'gentle persuasion' to get Kate and Wills to play the same song as they walked down the aisle.

He said: "Well I might have offered a bit of subtle influence."

Adding: "Don't forget that Elgar thought he was remarkable but for some unknown reason he was forgotten."

"I thought this was such a tragedy I wanted to revive interest in his music. He is so quintessentially English."

He asked Suchet: "Can you indulge yourself occasionally by playing a bit of Beethoven?" and congratulated him on "diplomatically" playing Wagner.