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A Gospel Choir Singing ‘Stand By Me’ At The Royal Wedding Gave Everyone Chills

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A Gospel Choir Singing ‘Stand By Me’ At The Royal Wedding Gave Everyone Chills

By Sara Boboltz via https://www.huffingtonpost.com

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat holding hands as they listened to their musical pick.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the newly named Duke and Duchess of Sussex, surprised their guests with a gospel choir doing a powerful rendition of “Stand By Me” during the royal wedding at Windsor Castle on Saturday.

The song is a significant choice. First recorded by Ben E. King and released in 1961, it became an anthem for political progress and has been heard at many a black church service.

Karen Gibson and the Kingdom Choir, a London-based gospel choir, performed the song…

 

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