Recently, Kate Middleton and Prince William relived a special moment from their wedding: the music at the reception. Ellie Goulding gave a special performance at William’s Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony in Boston on December 2, 2022. She had previously serenaded the pair at their wedding celebration in 2011. According to People, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the English singer-songwriter backstage after the performance.
When Will and Kate had their romantic first dance in 2011, Goulding sang her own rendition of the Elton John song “Your Song.” Goulding talked out on all of the many emotions she experienced at the moment as she looked back on that experience in 2016. She reportedly said to Australian Vogue, “I mean, talk about terrifying.” “My hands were trembling from anxiety. That was a memory of mine. I clearly recall merely seeing this when I looked down. My pianist, Chris, was playing when I turned to look at him, and he gave me a look that said, “Literally, you just s*** yourself.” I can see it in your face that you just poop yourself.
The “Lights” singer said that she didn’t think her performance at the royal wedding was the highlight. She said, “I believed I was a ruse. I believed I was acting as a scapegoat for someone else. It might occur! Lady Gaga was popular at the moment, and rightfully so. She was crushing it, as were Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and then, you know, me.
At the Earthshot Prize Awards, Goulding wasn’t the only performer, though it’s probable that she was the one that Will and Kate were most eager to watch. Additionally performing for the ceremony attendees were Billie Eilish, Annie Lennox, and Chloe x Halle. After the performance, Will and Kate talked with each of the actors backstage before going to a special reception to express their gratitude to everyone who worked on making the occasion happen.
According to the website for the Earthshot Prize, Prince William established it in 2020 with the goal of finding and launching practical solutions that would restore our planet over the following ten years. The Moonshot, an objective set by previous president John F. Kennedy to put a man on the moon within ten years, served as the model for the effort. To celebrate the 2022 winners and finalists as well as Boston’s environmental accomplishments, Will collaborated with the John F. Kennedy Foundation to bring the Earthshot Prize to the city. In Boston’s MGM Music Hall, the awards presentation took held. Five winners received awards in the categories of “Protect and Restore Nature,” “Clean Out Air,” “Revive Our Oceans,” “Build a Waste-Free World,” and “Fix Our Climate” out of the 15 finalists.
Kate chose a vivid green off-the-shoulder dress by Solace London for the occasion, and she accessorised with emotional jewellery. According to CNN, the princess wore an unconventional choker made of emeralds and diamonds that Princess Diana once wore. The princess of Wales wore it as a headband across her forehead in 1985 when touring Australia with her then-husband, Prince Charles. Diana was loaned the jewel by Queen Elizabeth.