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Spalding choir sings in church where Prince Harry married Meghan

St Mary and St Nicolas choir with Frankie Lee (right). (2360418)
St Mary and St Nicolas choir with Frankie Lee (right). (2360418)

Spalding Parish Church Choir sang evensong at St George's Chapel, Windsor, only days after the chapel saw the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Frankie Lee, a former assistant curate of St Mary and St Nicolas, is now a minor canon at the chapel and it was he who suggested to Nick Pitts, director of music at the Spalding church, that the choir might like to sing at St George's.

Forty-four members of the choir took part and there were 70 others who travelled from Spalding to spend the afternoon in Windsor and attend the service.

Among them was the Vicar of Spalding, the Rev John Bennett.

Mr Bennett said: "The choir sang well but the acoustics of the chapel, built in 1348 as the spiritual home for the Knights of the Garter, brought a depth of richness to their voices which was heavenly."

The vicar found himself following in some famous footsteps.

"I was shown to a seat in the back row," said Mr Bennett. "I checked from photos when I got back and I was amused to see that it was where George Clooney sat during the royal wedding - no one commented on any resemblance between us!"

Mr Bennett and wife Mary watched the royal wedding and saw Frankie Lee welcoming Prince Edward and his family to the church.

Lady Louise Windsor was until last year a pupil at St George's School. Frankie is a teacher and the chaplain at the school.

There's another direct connection to the fairytale wedding as Pinchbeck man Dominic Bland sings tenor as a lay clerk in St George's Chapel Choir and sang for Harry and Meghan on their big day.

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