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‘We’re super excited!’ Nervous choir boys take part in final rehearsals for Royal Wedding

  • Choir boys are preparing for the ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ of singing at Harry and Meghan’s wedding
  • Despite being nervous, the boys said they were ‘super excited’ ahead of performing in front of millions
  • Choir boys from St George’s School in the grounds of Windsor Castle sing in up to eight services a week

Choir boys who have the nerve-wracking task of singing during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding are embracing the experience a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’.

Among them are Leo Mills, 11, and nine-year-old Nathan Mcharo, who said they were ‘super excited’ ahead of performing in front of a global television audience of millions.

The pair are among 12 young choristers who will be singing in the Choir of St George’s Chapel at the wedding this weekend.

Leo said of first joining choir: ‘I knew that we sang for the Queen every Easter and other occasions but I didn’t think we’d sing at any royal weddings.’

Choir boys  are preparing ahead of the nerve-wracking task of singing during the royal wedding this weekend when they will be broadcast to millions of viewers around the world

Choir boys are preparing ahead of the nerve-wracking task of singing during the royal wedding this weekend when they will be broadcast to millions of viewers around the world

Twelve choristers will be singing in the Choir of St George's Chapel at the wedding this weekend as the eyes of the world turn to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 

Twelve choristers will be singing in the Choir of St George’s Chapel at the wedding this weekend as the eyes of the world turn to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 

The Choir of St George's Chapel was founded in 1348 and is made up of 23 choristers from St George's School, and 12 lay clerks singing alto, tenor and bass

The Choir of St George’s Chapel was founded in 1348 and is made up of 23 choristers from St George’s School, and 12 lay clerks singing alto, tenor and bass

Lay clerks - adult professional singers - live with their families in the Horseshoe Cloister, just to the west of the Chapel

Lay clerks – adult professional singers – live with their families in the Horseshoe Cloister, just to the west of the Chapel

He added: ‘I’m super excited. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. If it’s handed to you, you take it. You don’t shy away from it.

‘We’ve been rehearsing often for the last three or four weeks.’

His family and friends will be watching him on television as he performs in Windsor.

‘They’ve all been texting me, saying “we’ll make sure we will be on the sofa in the sitting room at the TV by 12 o’clock on Saturday to watch you”,’ he said.

Leo’s fellow chorister Nathan admitted he was nervous, but was certain that the choir would perform well.

Among them are Leo Mills, 11 (left), and nine-year-old Nathan Mcharo (right), who said they were 'super excited' ahead of performing in front of a global television audience of millions

Among them are Leo Mills, 11 (left), and nine-year-old Nathan Mcharo (right), who said they were ‘super excited’ ahead of performing in front of a global television audience of millions

Leo said of first joining choir: 'I knew that we sang for the Queen every Easter and other occasions but I didn't think we'd sing at any royal weddings'

Leo said of first joining choir: ‘I knew that we sang for the Queen every Easter and other occasions but I didn’t think we’d sing at any royal weddings’

Leo's fellow chorister Nathan admitted he was nervous, but was certain that the choir would perform well, saying: 'I'm really excited and I think that I'm really lucky because not many people get to sing at such a special event,' he said. I've got a bit of nerves but that's all right because we're confident'

Leo’s fellow chorister Nathan admitted he was nervous, but was certain that the choir would perform well, saying: ‘I’m really excited and I think that I’m really lucky because not many people get to sing at such a special event,’ he said. I’ve got a bit of nerves but that’s all right because we’re confident’

The very youngest choristers are probationers and do not sing at all services and will not be singing at the royal wedding.

The very youngest choristers are probationers and do not sing at all services and will not be singing at the royal wedding.

Wedding guests begin arriving at the castle’s famous Round Tower by coach. They will enter St George’s Chapel through the South Door and take their seats

Wedding guests begin arriving at the castle’s famous Round Tower by coach. They will enter St George’s Chapel through the South Door and take their seats

The congregation will file out of the chapel to see the newlyweds leave before heading to St George’s Hall for the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen

The congregation will file out of the chapel to see the newlyweds leave before heading to St George’s Hall for the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen

‘I’m really excited and I think that I’m really lucky because not many people get to sing at such a special event,’ he said.

‘I’ve got a bit of nerves but that’s all right because we’re confident.’

The boys, from St George’s School in the grounds of Windsor Castle, sing in up to eight services a week.

The Choir of St George’s Chapel was founded in 1348 and is made up of 23 choristers from St George’s School, and 12 lay clerks singing alto, tenor and bass.

Lay clerks – adult professional singers – live with their families in the Horseshoe Cloister, just to the west of the Chapel.

The very youngest choristers are probationers and do not sing at all services and will not be singing at the royal wedding.

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