Ellie Goulding: Royal wedding gig was "surreal"

Ellie Goulding has described the moment she played at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding as a “very surreal, incredible experience.”

The 24-year-old pop artist entertained around 650 guests at the couple’s wedding reception venue, Buckingham Palace, on the evening of their marriage on Friday.

According to The News Of The World, she serenaded the newly-named Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with a cover version of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’ to kick off her set. Elton was close to William’s late mother, Diana Princess of Wales, and he played at her funeral in 1997.

She also sang ‘Mr Brightside’ by The Killers, ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder and her own chart-hit ‘Starry Eyed’.

Speaking to the BBC One Show, she told presenter Alex Jones: “It was a very surreal, incredible experience. I’ll never forget it. It was amazing.”

Ellie also said she was incredibly nervous about the performance, but added: “It was a good night. Everyone was having fun.”

Goulding was personally invited to perform at the largest televised wedding ever when she met William and Kate at a festival last year.

“It was very bizarre but that’s when I met them and then I found out a while ago that they wanted me to sing,” she said.

A DJ took to the stage afterwards playing late in to the night and spinning tracks such as Dizzie Rascal’s ‘Bonkers’ and Kings Of Leon’s ‘Sex on Fire’.

There is still much speculation about where the newlyweds will spend their honeymoon, but what is known is that it will not take place until this summer.