The world watched as Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot in April 2011, but Ellie Goulding got the royal treatment — and got to attend the nuptials herself! The singer was handpicked by the Duke and Duchess to perform at the wedding, and now, she’s opened up to Marie Claire UK about what the experience was like.
“In the weeks before, everyone I knew was talking about the wedding, and I was just like [puts knuckles in her mouth], trying not to say anything,” she revealed of her secret performance. “I kept it to myself for so long, but no one would have believed me anyway.”
Ellie didn’t just sing at the wedding either. In fact, she even got to mingle with the Royals. “I talked to William and Kate quite a bit,” she admitted. “They’re just a really awesome couple, lovely people, so I understand why people are fascinated by them. It was a really beautiful night, but then, I haven’t been to many weddings.”