Ellie Goulding is impressed that Kate and Wills knew the words to her songs

Prince William and Kate Middleton love music and one of their favourite artists is Ellie Goulding

The Royal couple, who are expecting their first child in July, asked the Your Song singer to perform for the VIP guests at their wedding in April 2011. 

‘I met Prince William at a musical festival and he let me know he was a fan of my music,’ says Ellie.

‘But the invitation to sing at his wedding reception came completely out of the blue.’

Ellie, 26, didn’t think twice about accepting the Royal Wedding gig.

‘The fact that Kate and William knew the words to my songs was very touching,’ she tells Live magazine.

‘They’re the coolest people you could ever hope to meet.

‘Some people might say that performing for the Royals isn’t very rock and roll. That’s not the point.

‘There isn’t a performer in the world who would have turned down the chance to sing at that reception.’ 

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Emily Baker-Gaunt